From the Library: Joseph Haydn

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.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Cale­don Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Sec­ond Life ref­er­ence libraries in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Cale­don Library Web site, or one of their loca­tions in-world.

You can lis­ten now at — the ide­al URL for you to use in your home par­cel media address in-world — or sim­ply vis­it any Cale­don Library branch in-world and press Play on your embed­ded music play­er.

• Please note that due to a tem­po­rary tech­ni­cal fault, we are not cur­rent­ly broad­cast­ing stream meta­da­ta. As a result, the “Now Play­ing” wid­get at the top of this page is erro­neous­ly dis­play­ing “stream unavail­able”.

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