From the Library: Joseph Haydn

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by Otenth Paderborn on Wednesday, 8 October, 2008

Today’s program is a focus on Joseph Haydn, (March 31, 1732 – May 31, 1809) an Austrian composer. He was one of the most prominent composers of the classical period, and is called by some the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet.” A life-long citizen of Austria, Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Hungarian Esterházy family on their remote estate. Isolated from other composers and trends in music until the later part of his long life, he was, as he put it, “forced to become original.” (Many thanks to Wikipedia for this summary.)

From the Library is produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with the Caledon Library in Second Life. Today’s program was produced by Otenth Paderborn.

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