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Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), known as Joseph Haydn, was a prominent and prolific Austrian 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".

Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterhazy family at their remote estate. Until the later part of his life, this isolated him from other composers and trends in music so that he was, as he put it, "forced to become original". Yet his music circulated widely and for much of his career he was the most celebrated composer in Europe. (from wikipedia.org)

In Search of Haydn

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Franz Joseph Haydn (1732?1809), known as Joseph Haydn, was a prominent and prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period.
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Haydn
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Haydn, by J. Cuthbert Hadden. Read this book online: HTML. Download This eBook. EPUB. Kindle. Plain Text.
Haydn
By James Cuthbert Hadden, 1861-1914. Topics: Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809. Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & co., New York, E. P. Dutton & co. Book Contributor: Wellesley College Library.
Life of Haydn
By Louis Nohl, 1831-1885; Translated from the German by George P. Upton. Topics: Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809. Publisher: Jansen, McClurg & Company in Chicago. Book Contributor: Cornell University Library.
Haydn, A Creative Life in Music
By Karl Geiringer, 1899-1989. Topics: Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809. Publisher: New York, Norton. Book Contributor: Wellesley College Library.
Haydn
By Pauline D. Townsend. Topics: Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809. Publisher: London, S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Joseph Haydn: The Story of His Life
By Franz von Seeburg, 1836-1894; translated by J. M Toohey. Topics: Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809. Publisher: Notre Dame, IN : J.A. Lyons. Book Contributor: Harold B. Lee Library.
The Life of Haydn, in a Series of Letters Written at Vienna
By Stendhal, 1783-1842; William Gardiner, 1770-1853; Giuseppe Carpani, 1752-1825; et al. Publisher: London : J. Murray. Book Contributor: Duke University Libraries.
Great Composers and Their Work
By Louis Charles Elson, 1848-1920. Topics: Musicians. Publisher: Boston, L. C. Page. Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University. Book Contributor: Harold B. Lee Library.