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Joseph Haydn (born as Franz Joseph Haydn in Rohrau, Lower Austria, died in Wien, Austria) was a famous Composer from Austria, who lived between March 31, 1732 and May 31, 1809.

Biography

Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer, and one of the most significant, innovative and productive composers wienerklassisismen.

The bulk of his career Haydn worked as a court musician of the wealthy Esterházy family. As an orchestral and operatic leader it was his job to make new music for the family. Haydn and the orchestra came with the family during periods of their three palaces, and was largely isolated from other composers and the future of music trends. He described himself as the effect: "I was cut off from the world, no one in my vicinity to annoy me and make me doubt myself, so I had to be original."

Joseph Haydn was the brother of Michael Haydn, also an interesting composer who was highly appreciated in his time. Both Joseph and Michael were close friends of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Joseph was also a teacher of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Haydn is often referred to as both "father of symphony" and "String Quartet father" because of his important contributions in these styles. He also contributed to the development of the piano trio and sonata form.

One of Haydn's most famous tunes is "Gott erhalte Franz the Kaiser" (God save Emperor Franz). This song was later used as the Austrian national anthem until the monarchy fall in 1918. From 1922 melody has been used in Germany's national anthem, Deutschland Lied. The same melody with many variations constitutes the second movement of String Quartet No. 62 in C major op. 76 No. 3 ("Emperor Quartet").

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 4 quotes who is written / told by Joseph.

Related authors: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Thomas Beecham, Ludwig van Beethoven

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Haydn

Famous quotes by Joseph Haydn (4)


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"I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original"
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"I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts"
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"I listened more than I studied... therefore little by little my knowledge and ability were developed"
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"There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original"


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