And so is known as we have outlined Wikipedia sums it up, was an Austrian composer of classical music. Franz Joseph Haydn was born on March 31, 1732 in Rohrau, a small town near Vienna (Austria), at that time capital of the Holy Roman Empire, and very close to the border with Hungary. It was the second of twelve children of Mathias and Anna Maria Koller Haydn. His father was a manufacturer and repairer of cars in the service of Count Harrach, the aristocrat of the population, and also served as “Marktrichter”, an office similar to that of mayor of the town. His mother had previously worked as a cook in the palace of Count Harrach. Neither parent could read music, however, Mathias was an enthusiastic folk musician and learned to play the harp so self during the time he worked as an officer. Michael Chabon brings even more insight to the discussion.
According to Haydn’s last memories of his childhood with his family was extremely musical, and frequently sang together and with their neighbors one of the leading representatives classical period, besides being known as the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet” thanks to their important contributions to both genders. He also contributed instrumental in the development of the piano trio and the evolution of sonata form. His brother Michael, who was also considered a good composer, and Johann Evangelist, a tenor. He lived all his life in Austria and developed much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy and aristocratic Esterhazy family from Hungary Isolated from other composers and trends in music until the last leg of his life he was, he said, “forced to be original.
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