The project www.haydn-joseph.com - a preface
After the really extensive first virtual opera and symphony compendiums www.haydn13.com and www.haydn107.com as well as the last project, the oratorios compendium www.haydn5.com, it was time to create a structure that could effectively dock further Haydn’s work compendia in the future.
I decided to create a central platform, www.haydn-joseph.com, a sort of a foyer that leads to further virtual rooms, the Haydn compendia haydn5, haydn13 and haydn107.
In the course of this concentration, the timeline was revised, expanded with the oratorios and prepared for other genres. Since www.haydn13.com and www.haydn107.com were originally created as independent homepages that are only connected by a timeline, there was also no consistent graphic concept. Admittedly, I used the same subject equipped with different work symbols (coloured spots and hexagonal tiles), and the basic structure and use was the same, but yet there were still differences that were due to the “independence” of both pages. Now all homepages are concentrated in a superordinated concept, that of www.haydn-joseph.com. A blue, personal signature of Joseph Haydn serves as the logo, just like the blue colour now runs through all four homepages.
Central elements of the “main page” www.haydn-joseph.com are the catalogue of all works by Joseph Haydn and an extensive chronicle interwoven in a timeline. Both the catalogue of works and the chronicle come from the HAYDN-LEXICON and were kindly made available by its publisher, the LAABER-VERLAG.
Dr. Michael Fendre, Dirigent