Franz Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn
Born on 31.03.1732 in Rohrau
Died on 31.05.1809 in Vienna

Joseph Haydn, Kapellmeister at various princely courts, pioneer of Viennese classical music, teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven and many others, was the most popular European composer of his time. Among his countless unparalleled works is the German national anthem, which he composed in 1797. Growing up in modest circumstances, he achieved world fame through his talent and diligence. (Photo: Paris Opera) Continue reading “Franz Joseph Haydn”