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Midwest HARP Festival. (Tulsa Ok.)

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I have been asked about my “Forest of Harps” pictures. Chiefly: “How, can such a collection of instruments possibly be assembled in one place?”…

 Well, here is the simple answer: 


:redalert: July 19-25 2015:redalert: 

 16 Annual International Midwest Harp Festival.A Forest of Harps: ladies in waiting by JWA2277……


Take some time; visit the week long events in this United States Midcontinent city of Tulsa Oklahoma.

  It is an event that should not be missed. Not only for the wide assortment and variation on instrument on display, but the verity of event and styles of music performed. Anything from classical Harp, to more modern music, to jazz, even light rock. The concerts are Inspiring, with a style and performances to fit every personal taste. In past concerts, the variations and arrangements put on display, which are capable on the instrument, are… stunning, to say the least. Traditionally harp music is soothing, and can bring peace to a weary soul, tender and a meditative joy. The variety of concerts and events during the festival are no exception. I have always found it to be peaceful and restful music. Even if you only have a passing interest, the concerts can have a surprising draw.

 Also: for of those who want more, the event is also a summer camp; a week long training program for those wanting to learn how to play and enhance their talents on the harp. The presenters, staff, teachers, and support teams are always willing to answer questions and give advice.

 For more information, enroll in classes, event times and ticket information:
see official contacts.

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:iconjosephhaydnplz::iconburningheartplz::iconmichaelhaydnplz::iconsaysplz:... WELCOME! ;)

... Saturated FOOD for THOUGHTS ...

Always something new here ... We edit as we hop along!


:bulletpink: NOT for the faint of heart: Scepticism and Revisionism: Taboga & Luchesi controversy:… (feel free to ask questions regarding!) It may help clear up or discover a few things, probably shave off of *arranger* Joseph's opus extra 400 works too. Not to speak of the rest of the musical world ... Here's Haydn & Pleyel case, insight into copyright-pre-copyright:… See *New Grove Haydn* 2002 onwards for attributions, spurious or ''with his approval'' works, etc.:… ... Chill, this goes for many a composer - good to know! This group truly accepts ALL music(-related stuff)!

... With THIS hot topic taken care of ~ put on your wig and let's dig the gig! ;)

:bulletgreen: *In Search of Haydn* -…
(you'll need to install IP-changing program to watch if outside USA.)

:bulletgreen: Also BBC:…

:bulletgreen: 3SAT (in German language):…

:bulletgreen: Kids these days ... FAN! - documentary:…

:bulletgreen: ... PUPPET OPERAS! - ''Haydns Nacht'' can be bought at: *… or *…

:star: MUSEUMS and HOUSES: HaydnHaus Wien:… * HaydnHaus Eisenstadt: * Mike Haydn Society: * Mike Haydn Salzburg Museum:…

:bulletgreen: FORUMS, SOCIETIES: Haydnesque Forum:… * JH Great Britain: * North America www.haydnsocietyofnorthamerica… * Handel & Haydn Society: * Mike H: * 2009 Haydn BLOG:

:star: BooKs, INFO pages:

:bulletgreen: MICHAEL Haydn's SCORES, enter keywords at your convenience:…

:bulletgreen: A well of wisdom, history and knowledge: selection of Haydn's LETTERS (Eng.):… &… (82!!!)

:bulletgreen: Kenneth Woods Blog:… :heart:

:bulletgreen: Bits about the quartets:…

:bulletgreen: Haydn Database:…

:bulletgreen: Fine ''HAYDN STUDIES'' (& so on, just click the book covers, via Google books):… or *Search inside* ... & ''Haydn SYMPHONIES'', spurious or otherwise, by Landon:… (neat case-file! See also: Haydn: Chronicle and Works. If you find it.) Haydn & Classical Variation:…

:bulletgreen: Heaps of FREE books, scores and whatnot from……

:bulletgreen: Complete Jo Haydn bookography from OpenLibrary:…
and Mike Haydn:

:bulletgreen: Downloadable PDF: Joseph Haydn und sein Bruder Michael: zwei Bio-bibliographische Künstler-Skizzen:…

:bulletgreen: Downloadable PDF: Joseph Haydn's English Diary (1794-95):…

:bulletgreen: LISTS of compositions: MIKE:… JO:…

:bulletgreen: JO short BIO's:… &… &… MIKE's on Mozart forum:…

:star: Pretty close, albeit un-pockmarked likeness: Anton Grassi, cca 1799.

:star: SCORES and musical ARTICLES:

:bulletgreen: Article: Haydn-the-Yurodivy:…

:bulletgreen: Article: Haydn & Canon:…

:bulletgreen: Article: Haydn & Opera:…

:bulletgreen: Score: Canons from around the world:… (various composers, Hayd.& Moz.) JO's Canons (in handwriting):… list of:…

:bulletgreen: Mike H. Collection (small, *sob*):,…

:bulletgreen: Jo H. Collection (extensive, yay!):,… & list:…

:star: MUSIC:

:bulletgreen: Michael: (27 symphonies, Divertimento's, Serenade, 3X Masses, 2 Requiems, 4 concerts & misc.):…

:bulletgreen: Joseph (1165 files, so dig in!):…
He was NOT the ''father of symphony'' - Sammartini and others were:… Haydn learned/copied from them (as even the great CPE had considerable doubts into his own abilities - whether or not his works will reach the standard set for his listeners by GBS.)


:bulletpink: Fun ;) and eerie :fuzzydemon: ANECDOTES:

;) Jo Haydn and Wolf Mozart had TWIN pianos.

;) Bursting a bubble: the way I heard it growing up:…

;) Somehow, Jo got credited with 240 + symphonies. Of which he ''only'' wrote about 106.

;) Michael Haydn DETESTED plagiarism; as a young boy he founded society which detected nicking of themes, melodies & music by other composers - he demanded Original Creativity = a trademark throughout his life. The ONE article that explores possibility of Haydn recanting, is:…
~ And, when push comes to shove =P I found J. A. Hasse's Requiem from 1763, second 1 minute long bit. Short, but essentially the same - Michael's Req-in-C sequence. Gotcha!

:fuzzydemon: TWO in one go - pardon - grave: Maria Anna (Marianne, Nannerl) Mozart and Mike Haydn share the SAME *six-feet-under*:… which may imply they were musical colleagues and equals. Due to a fellow who wanted to study the ''musical bump'' on Jo's head, mausoleum now holds TWO skulls: his & ''fake''…. Curiously, Mike too got parted with his head; deeply grieving widow asked for permission to nick & clean it: she then kept her husband's skull right at her side - on the night stand (it was put in the urn on top of the monument erected in his memory - now it's under lock and key in a safe), while his :heart: heart is kept separately in a shrine in St. Peter's Churchyard Cemetery in Salzburg. He was much loved and, despite ''excessive wine (and beer and ...) episodes and a musical style that was never far from a tavern or a dance hall'' (really, a waltz in a mass?!! - COOL!) - RESPECTED (so that's why his bits are scattered all over the place! Must be a good luck charm.)

:bulletpink: Did-You-Know's:

- That around 1780, newly written Church edict demanded that the church music should be from then on composed in entirely simple manner (no fugues, no huge orchestra, ah, life of a Kapellmeister had to suck big time ... *snores*)

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:bulletblue: Nicely formed, witty and elegant. ... Rollin'& chillin'!!! Group is broadly based, thanks for stopping by!:wave:

:iconmusicnotesplz::iconchampagneplz:... Now that we got your attention :D

- a cheerful group of cosy proportions, dedicated to bubbly brothers

:empllama:JOSEPH and MICHAEL -- HAYDN:emplllama:

HAYD'N ... seek by DarkSaxeBleu ... The OTHER ... Haydn by DarkSaxeBleu

... :rose: (who do not only ''share'' in the *AWESOME* - but EACH ADDS EXTRA to it!)

... With heaps of other pickled Curiosities! :jarkinajar: (Feel FREE to suggest them!)

:iconrainbow-pplz::iconrainbow-aplz::iconrainbow-rplz::iconrainbow-tplz::iconrainbow-yplz: .. :iconrainbow-oplz::iconrainbow-nplz::iconrainbow-exclamation:

While tipsy Michael, admired & frequently copied :squee: by Mozart,

retained his dignity & cool with awesome FUGUES and major SACRAL works,

frisky Joseph, true to the Form, Logic and Balance -

wrote jolly gorgeous! concertos for *HURDY-GURDY* =P

and Operas for Prince Nikolaus' *PUPPET* theatre.

* ... Cricket sound ... * :lol: :bulletgreen:… :iconkermityayplz:
(... Here's a hint: if it sounds ridiculous:icontrollfaceplz:- it probably is;

Jo's frequently using irony; making ACID jokes and poking fun out of his audience; after all,

writing music-to-order can be rather depressing, especially in a mosquito ridden swamp

combined with shortage of desirable women. Oh, the tragedy. :nuu:)


While Mikey was pretty much dignified, stuck in his own demanding stylish branch,

after all - he had to live up to the ultra-prominent position of Konzertmeister (etc.) in Salzburg -

mostly autodidactic Jo had a bit of a bug up his aR$€ during the creative period

and looked everywhere (chiefly in himself) for new expressions in music -

seriously: stuck in a bog, :hexentanz: bored out of his mind :snowing: - was bound to invent Classicism. :music:

Q: What about Sammartini?!!
A: ... OK - it was a joined effort ;)


Even the tougher amongst us succumb to their Charm and good will.

Albeit - most cheerful people are sometimes the saddest ... :rose:


:headbang: :iconboo-plz: *Perpetually serene* Mike sends goosebumps & chills and makes blood curdle :flame:

with REQUIEM in C (y. 1771): :rose:…
and all power to him for writing GREAT :#1: string quintets and various other wooing compositions

including fun but nasty :poo: little canon… =P - which only shows that

despite reaching for the heights, we are still most earthly beings -
:iconiheartitplz: Jo's down-to-earth Wisdom rivals every first class philosopher: :rose:…

''Wein, Bad und Liebe soll dem Leben schädlich
sein; doch wird das Leben frisch durch Liebe, Bad und Wein.''

(* Wine, bath and love should be harmful to life;
but life becomes fresh by love, bath and wine - YES! *)
''... Depict Divinity through love and goodness'' :iconspreadmoreloveplz::iconstudmuffinplz:

- From ecstatic Joy to Tears -
- In a Twinkle of a phrase! -- Haydn brothers :heart: heartfelt MAGIC. - BRILLIANT! :love: Peace.


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1.) Close to zero censorship - with strong exceptions as followed:

1.1) respect the admins and members;

harsh language & bad manners shall not be tolerated.


NOTE #1: FOLDERS. Regarding style and era - one can't put music into shoe boxes
- always too great a mix; of traditions, of influences ...
However, there has to be some kind of order =P so that we find artworks we're looking for!

NOTE #2: :fuzzydemon: The more the better: if you wish to Join the Admin League,
let your intentions be known to us - so that we can thoroughly scrutinize ;) them first!




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KyoKara757 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for requesting my work in your Group! I have a few more Omnia drawings :D
I would love to include them here aswell, if ok? :rose:
Stamp-AG Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
DarkSaxeBleu Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
... You're very welcome!!!
:star::iconcomposerlaplz:emoticon Flute emoticon Trumpet emoticon French Horn emoticon Cello emoticon Piano Whistle :star:
belianis Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
My history with the Haydn brothers goes thus:
my first classics were the light classics in collections sponsored by Reader's Digest; that is how I got to know such as the Moonlight Sonata and the Rondo alla Turca.
One individual I did not get to know was FJH; no collection ever included anything by him. The biographies in the encyclopedias were perfunctory, not going beyond the fact that so many of his pieces have nicknames.
Then I bought the TIME-LIFE LIBRARY OF MUSIC, which contained the Surprise, the Trumpet Concerto, and the first part of THE CREATION, and I was ENCHANTED. From then on I started exploring his music, including every complete version of THE CREATION I could find. The magic moment, however, came with the MISSA CELLENSIS; I listened attentively to the modest quiet plainchant beginning of the Kyrie, and when the orchestra and chorus started with the full tune I WAS OVERWHELMED! IT WAS ONE CATCHY TUNE AFTER THE OTHER, EACH MORE JOYOUS THAN THE PRECEDING!!! To this day the MISSA CELLENSIS is a work that brings tears to my eyes--a masterpiece comparable to the Bach and the Beethoven.
Naturally all that choral music led to the discovery of JMH, and since then one of my happiest endeavors is discovering everything by the sons of the wheelwright--music that makes me happy in a way that can well be compared to discovering every flavorful dish in the world, the next one even more delicious than the one before.
How did everybody here fall in love with the Favorite Sons of Rohrau?
belianis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
So, how did everybody here make their acquaintance with the Wunderkinden von Rohrau?
One month and two days have passed; I still await your input.:) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
belianis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
WSMR-FM--Weasels, Stoats, Mustelids, Rodents, Ferrets and Martens--has just played the Surprise Symphony.
Would you say that the real surprise of that Musikwerk is the tune of the slow movement? I still remember how thrilled I was when I recognized it as TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR.:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
DarkSaxeBleu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha! What we believe is what we hear! ... And, quite possibly, the reverse.

My friend was a poet - and he said there's no sweeter music

~ than the dormouse rampaging through the attic! :Boogie: Revamp 
belianis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Today, in observance of Easter Sunday, I am listening to the Nelsonmesse and The Seven Last Words of Our Savior On The Cross. 'tis my small effort to ask forgiveness for the disrespect shown to Our Lord in this God-forsaken country during the last six years.:( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad) 
DarkSaxeBleu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you found peace. :rose:…

... However :) should you feel quite frisky and fresh and be interested in a little background to the music of Seven Last Words:……


Considering the mess regarding authorships especially 18th century works are currently in, comments above are at the very least plausible - or at least equally believable as their counterparts for which we too have no particular evidence (hence much of what is accepted and what we think we know ~ is really based on pure belief). In the past 70 years or so has Joseph's opus shrunken from 1200 to 800 works and is getting more and more tiny every time a true author of this or that *arrangement* pops up. But, as Playel's lawsuit against Haydn's plagiarism shows - these were the practices of at least 18th century, just like today. (Oh, and a fourth composer in some Germanic town dabbled in the composition and made an adaptation of this very musical piece which J. Haydn heard on his way from England and approved of, many copies, many versions, viva la libertà.)

Music is still the same as we know it ... :heart:
randallstuartpeik Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Thank you for requesting my work for your gallery.  Always a pleasure.  
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