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Haydn
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1. Franz Joseph

(Mar 31, 1732, Rohrau, Austria – May 31, 1809, Vienna) was an Austrian composer of great importance for the history of music, who strongly influenced the mellow classical style and the form of the symphony, the string quartet, and the piano sonata. In addition, he composed 14 masses (IV), six oratorios and secular songs, church songs, chamber music, as well as various instrumental works. He received his musical education from the age of six, attending the choir school of St. St…

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Saliers, Don E. and Flynn, William, “Haydn”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_09396>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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