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  1. Nov 14, 2023 · Early Life. Franz Joseph Haydn (he dropped the Franz in early life) was born on 31 March 1732 in the village of Rohrau, Lower Austria. His father, Mathias, was a master wheelwright, and Joseph was one of 12 offspring (two of them became professional musicians besides Joseph).

  2. For the full article, see Joseph Haydn. Joseph Haydn , (born March 31, 1732, Rohrau, Austria—died May 31, 1809, Vienna), Austrian composer. Intended for the priesthood, he was recruited at age eight to the choir at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, where he learned violin and keyboard.

  3. His total output includes 108 symphonies, one of which (number 106) is lost and one of which (number 105) is actually a symphonie concertante; 68 string quartets; 32 divertimenti for small orchestra; 126 trios for baryton, viola, and cello; 29 trios for piano, violin, and cello; 21 trios for two violins and cello; 47 piano sonatas; about 20 oper...

  4. Jun 14, 2021 · Joseph Haydn was a composer of classical music sometimes called "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet." Skip To Main Content MasterClass logo | Articles

  5. Joseph Haydn was born in 1732 in the village of Rohrau, Austria near the Hungarian border. His father was Matthias Haydn, a wheelwright who also served as "Marktrichter," an office akin to a village mayor. Haydn's mother, the former Maria Koller, had previously worked as a cook in the palace of Count Harrach, the presiding aristocrat of Rohrau.

  6. Apr 28, 2014 · Introduction. Joseph Haydn (b. 1732–d. 1809) was an Austrian composer who during his lifetime became the most famous and celebrated composer in Europe. During his childhood and adolescence, Haydn was a choirboy at St. Stephen’s in Vienna.

  7. The second movement, “Allegretto,” of Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 100 in G Major (Military), Hob. I:100; from a 1954 recording by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. (more)

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