This unique exhibit, which marks the 200-year observance of Joseph Haydn’s death (1732-1809), is on view throughout Autumn Quarter in the first floor lobby of the Regenstein Library. The aim of the exhibit, which was assembled by the Haydn Festspiele in Eisenstadt, Austria, is to intensify awareness of the composer in Europe and the United States. The materials in the exhibit are organized chronologically, and include a biographical account of the composer’s life, information on the places where Haydn lived and worked, and an overview of the main historical events of Haydn’s times. The exhibit comprises 42 framed reproductions of 18th century portraits, maps, letters, manuscripts, and scores, as well as paintings and sketches of places and buildings important in Haydn’s career.
“Haydn on Tour” is jointly sponsored by the Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt, the Austrian Consulate General of Chicago, the University of Chicago Department of Music, and the Regenstein Library.