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Haydn

[hahyd-n] /ˈhaɪd n/
noun
1.
Franz Joseph
[franz joh-zuh f,, -suh f,, frants;; German frahnts yoh-zef] /frænz ˈdʒoʊ zəf,, -səf,, frænts;; German frɑnts ˈyoʊ zɛf/ (Show IPA),
1732–1809, Austrian composer.
2.
(Johann) Michael, 1737–1806, Austrian composer (brother of Franz Joseph Haydn).
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  • After Mozart's death, and even for some years before, Haydn seemed to have caught much of the spirit of the younger composer.

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  • The well-known story of Haydn's "Tempest Music" is connected with this.

  • Haydn has attempted to imitate all manner of sounds in the "Creation," from the bounding of a deer to the falling of snow!

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  • It was not in Haydn, nor yet in Mozart, to play with tones in this masterly spirit.

  • His orchestra is one of the best I ever heard, and the great Haydn is his court and theatre composer.

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British Dictionary definitions for Haydn

Haydn

/ˈhaɪdən/
noun
1.
(Franz) Joseph (ˈjoːzɛf). 1732–1809, Austrian composer, who played a major part in establishing the classical forms of the symphony and the string quartet. His other works include the oratorios The Creation (1796–98) and The Seasons (1798–1801)
2.
his brother, Johann Michael (German joˈhan ˈmɪçaeːl). 1737–1806, Austrian composer, esp of Church music
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