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Encyclopedia > 1809 in music

See also: 1808 in music, other events of 1809, 1810 in music and the list of 'years in music'.

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Music Quotes - The Quotations Page (415 words)
Music like religion, unconditionally brings in its train all the moral virtues to the heart it enters, even though that heart is not in the least worthy.
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.
Joseph Haydn (3429 words)
In his early years Haydn chiefly wrote instrumental music, including symphonies and other pieces for the twice-weekly concerts and the prince's Tafelmusik, and works for the instrument played by the prince, the baryton (a kind of viol), for which he composed circa 125 trios in ten years.
It was part of Haydn's job to prepare the music, adapting or arranging it for the voices of the resident singers.
Moreover, all music that he produced while employed at this court would become the property of the prince, to such an extent that the composer was forbidden to give away copies of his own compositions to any other person.
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