Joseph Haydn

Published March 19, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

Born 31st March1732, Rohrau, Austria

Died 31st May 1809 in Vienna due to old age

He’s an Austrian composer

Transitional composer of the Baroque to the Romantic period

Haydn’s work includes symphomies, arias, cantatas, concertos, chamber music, operas, oratorios, overtures, piano sonatas, string quartets, songs and serenades.

Mozart and Haydn were good friends. In fact, at Haydn’s funeral Mozart’s Requiem was performed. It is believed that Ludwig van Beethoven received brief instruction from Haydn. Haydn was well-respected and well-loved by his peers and patrons.

 

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