Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Breaking The Rules: Excursion to Eisenstadt #1
Last Wednesday my company went on excursion to Eisenstadt, the state capital of Burgenland. We got off the bus next to the Haydn Church (also called Bergkirche), built between 1715 and 1803 according to plans by Prince Paul I. Esterházy. Several compositions for mass were first performed here and conducted by the composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) himself. Haydn has been employed with the Esterházy family for more than 40 years. After his death he was first buried in Vienna. In 1820 his remains were transferred to Eisenstadt and put into their final resting place, the mausoleum, in 1954.