Monday 1 June 2009

Viennese Escapes: Haydn Country

Adagio - Vivace assai
Paukenschlag Sinfonie
Surprise Symphony
Joseph Haydn

Adagio cantabile
Piano Sonata no. 49
Joseph Haydn

Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra
D major Hob. XVIII: II 1.
Joseph Haydn

Molto Vivace
The Seasons: Spring
Joseph Haydn

Notturno Hob II :27 2.
Joseph Haydn

Piano Sonata no. 54 in G Major
Joseph Haydn

Allegro moderato
The Lark
String Quartet in D major
Joseph Haydn

Allegro assai
The Farewell Symphony Symphony No. 45
Joseph Haydn

Photographed by Merisi in Haydn Country
August 2008

Schloss Kittsee

Click on the pictures
to listen to the music,
the last picture
will take you to more images
of Schloss Kittsee.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


  1. Dear readers:
    The same pictures appeared already on January 10, 2009, with a slightly different music selection.
    The images are less than perfect. Like way too often, I only got a few minutes to shoot the pictures during may stay at this beautiful palace. I would not know of any direct connection to Haydn, I have not found any story about the master himself ever performing or visiting there. Still, walking through those rooms, I could not help but feel his spirit, remembering the one or other musical note from his work. Haydn, after all, had been born not too far from these rooms and enchanted gardens, he had taken his first breath in this region so full of history and fertile soil to not only his genius, but to so many others along the nearby Danube, to the west and east and to the north of south of it, over and beyond the borders of today's Austria.

  2. There's something about drapery that is just cool. I'm serious. I love when artists can get the drape of clothes correct.

  3. They were lovely then, they are lovely now .. and I got a musical education as well!

  4. The pictures and music harmonize perfectly for a lovely 'escape.' I may sit here and listen for hours ...
    Thank you, Merisi!

  5. Your pictures are incredibly beautiful. I can't wait to visit Vienna someday - to see these sights first hand and taste the exquisite pastries at Demel.

    I actually stumbled upon this article I thought you might enjoy.

    I made the chocolate truffle cake and it was amazing.

    Thanks for sharing your talent.

  6. A beautiful musical post both palace and music. Thank you my dear.

  7. Lovely and soothing to the soul!


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