ON THIS DAY | Austrian Composer Joseph Haydn Died in 1809

Often referred to as the "Father" of the symphony and the string quartet, Haydn is remembered as one of the most prolific, influential, and prominent composers of all time

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Classical Austrian composer Joseph Haydn died on this day in 1809.

Known to be an influential figure in the development of chamber music, Haydn was close friends with Mozart and a teacher to Beethoven. Throughout his life, he wrote 107 symphonies, 83 string quartets, 45 piano trios, 62 piano sonatas, 26 operas, amongst many other works. 

 

DANISH STRING QUARTET | HAYDN STRING QUARTET OP.54 NO. 2 | 2015