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He was born on April 1,1732 in Rohrau,
Austria. (Located Lower Austria)
His real Birth name was Franz Joseph
Haydn.
His nickname was “papa”
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Haydn had a hard child
hood.
He made his money by
singing in choir. Once his
voice broke, he had to make
money by playing dance
music and being a butler.
Haydn had to do all this at
the age of 6.
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Haydn was employed later
on as a “Kapellmeister” for
his famous works.
He was employed by Fuerst
Esterhazy in Eisenstabt in
1761.
Haydn worked for him for
the next thirty years,
serving him and
composing.
**For working and
taking care of others,
they began calling him
“Papa Haydn”
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Growing up with the Esterhazy family, he became
more popular, as well as his music.
Two important pieces came from him in this time
era. The Paris symphonies written between 17851786 and “The Seven Last Words of
Christ”(1786)
Haydn began to feel alone and missed his live
back in Vienna.
The new Esterhazy prince aloud him to go back
to his old life.
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He married a woman named Maria Anna
Keller. (November 26, 1760-1800)(her death)
They had no children of their own but Haydn
had an illegitimate son.
His name was Alois Anton Nikolaus Polzelli,
born April 22, 1783. He was a soprano for the
Luigia Polzelli.
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His music influenced Mozart(a good friend of
his)
His very own student, Ludwig van Beethoven.
And many others.
Beethoven
Mozart
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With his health not doing so well, he returns
to London to try continue composing.
Haydn stopped composing in 1803.
His last words were from his favorite song,
“Gone is all my strength, I am old and weak.”
Haydn died in Vienna on May 31, 1809.
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“The Seven Last Words of Christ”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cPchmUpB4
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http://www.biography.com/people/franzjoseph-haydn-9332156
http://www.classicalarchives.com/haydn.html
#tvf=tracks&tv=about
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0370817/bio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cPchmUpB4