Happy Birthday Franz Joseph Haydn


Today’s pro­gram on Radio Riel’s Main stream is a cel­e­bra­tion of the work of Aus­tri­an com­pos­er Joseph Haydn, whose 282nd birth­day is today!

When it comes to the Clas­si­cal peri­od, the com­pos­er that receives all of the lime­light today is Mozart; how­ev­er Haydn was extreme­ly famous at the time of his death and his con­tri­bu­tions to music have earned him the monikers of “Father of the Sym­pho­ny” and “Father of the String Quar­tet”. Those two things alone make Joseph Haydn one of the most influ­en­tial com­posers of all time.

The reper­toire today fea­tures pri­mar­i­ly Haydn, although it also con­tains work from his friend and con­tem­po­rary Mozart as well as his stu­dent Beethoven. We’ve added in some sprin­klings of oth­er com­posers of the Clas­si­cal peri­od in order to prop­er­ly cel­e­brate the birth­day of Joseph Haydn!

Today’s pro­gram is pre­sent­ed by Gabrielle Riel. If you are in the Unit­ed States, please click here to launch the Stream Licens­ing play­er. To lis­ten from out­side of the Unit­ed States, click here to start your play­er .

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