Joseph Haydn

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Franz Joseph Haydn (March 31, 1732 – May 31, 1809) was an Austrian composer. He was one of the most important, prolific and prominent composers of the classical period. He is often called the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet” because of his important contributions to these genres. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano trio and in the evolution of sonata form.

Haydn portrait by Thomas Hardy

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  1. Sudbury Seniors Concert » Blog Archive » Concert to Benefit Seniors Also Lowers Our Carbon Footprint Says:

    […] concert will feature pieces by JC Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, and Tchaikovsky, followed by Christmas […]

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