Whose Birthday Is It? March 31, 2016

Joseph Haydn (1732)

The principal shaper of the Classical style,Haydn was an Austrian composer who exerted major influence on his contemporaries,including Mozart, and future composers. The first great symphonist, he composed 106symphonies and virtually invented the string quartet. By his later years, he was recognized internationally as the greatest living composer. He composed important works in almost every genre. What legendary composer was a student of Haydn? More…


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