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I listened more than I studied... therefore little by little my knowledge and ability were developed.

 
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Joseph Haydn
Joseph Haydn
  • Born: March 31, 1732
  • Died: May 31, 1809
  • Nationality: Austrian
  • Profession: Composer

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".