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Joseph Haydn
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"Can you see the notes behave like waves? Up and down they go! Look, you can also see the mountains. You have to amuse yourself sometimes after being serious so long. "
 
"It is the melody which is the charm of music, and it is that which is most difficult to produce. The invention of a fine melody is a work of genius. "
 
"Since God has given me a cheerful heart, he will forgive me for serving him cheerfully"
 
"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
 
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