Haydn, Franz Joseph

Period: Classic

Born: Monday, March 31, 1732 in Rohrau, Austria

Died: Wednesday, May 31, 1809 in Vienna, Austria

Nation of Origin: Austria

Major Works:
108 symphonies
Symphony No. 94, "The Surprise"
Symphony No. 96, "The Miracle"
Symphony No. 100, "The Military"
Symphony No. 101 "The Clock"
Symphony No. 103, "The Drumroll"
Symphony No. 104, "The London"
Sonatas for Piano
Operas, string Quartets, and other chamber works
A prolific composer.

Other Information:
Haydn's exact birthdate is not known but baptism records show he was baptized on April 1, 1732.

General Bibliography:
Blume, Friedrich, with Norton, M. D. (Translator) and Norton, Herter (Translator), Classic and Romantic Music; A Comprehensive Survey, W. W. Norton & Company, November 1970, ISBN: 0393098680

Rosen, Charles, The Classical Style : Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, W. W. Norton & Company, March 1997, ISBN: 0393040208

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109


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Biography by Joshua Lilly