Joseph Haydn acquired the residential home in Gumpendorf, at the time one of the more outlying of the Viennese suburbs, in between his two stays in England. He extended it by one storey and moved in in 1797 at the advanced age of 64. He spent the last twelve years of his life in this house, and died here, on May 31, 1809. The exhibition focuses on Joseph Haydn’s music, the way he lived and aged. Haydn’s popularity and reputation at this time had reached its zenith.

© Hertha Hurnaus, Wien Museum