Joseph Haydn
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Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)

Franz Joseph (Joseph) Haydn
Born in Rohrau, Austriamap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Vienna, Austriamap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Nov 2014
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Haydn was a prominent and prolific composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet". At the time of his death, aged 77, he was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe.

His father was Mathias Haydn, a wheelwright who also served as "Marktrichter", an office akin to village mayor. Haydn's mother was Maria, née Koller.


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