Joseph Haydn (/ˈhaɪdən/; German: [ˈfʁants ˈjoːzɛf ˈhaɪdn̩] (listen); 31 March 1732 – 31 May 1809) was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio. His contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet".
|I listened more than I studied... therefore little by little my knowledge and ability were developed.||Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training|
|I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original.|
|I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts.|
|There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.|