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Joseph Haydn
(1732 - 1809)



"Don't be frightened, children, where Haydn is, no harm can come to you"
- Papa Haydn, to his terrified servants during the French bombardment of Vienna, 1809

Joseph Haydn

Austrian composer who was one of the most important figures in the development of the Classical style in music during the 18th century. He helped establish the forms for the string quartet and the symphony.
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