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Franz Joseph Haydn
Minuet from Symphony No. 45, "Farewell"

Father of the Symphony

Franz Joseph Haydn never had any children, but the musicians who worked for him liked him so much they called him Papa Haydn. And Haydn is also known as the "Father of the Symphony." He wasn't the first person to compose symphonies, but he did help the symphony to grow up as a musical form.

Track list:
Haydn: Symphony #98
Haydn: Symphony #100
Haydn: Symphony #8
Haydn: Symphony #82
Haydn: Symphony #83
Haydn: Symphony #53
Haydn: Symphony #101
Haydn: Symphony #47
Haydn: Symphony #45 (Farewell); Minuet

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. How many symphonies did Haydn write?

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over 100


2.Many of Haydn's symphonies have nicknames, such as The Bear and Evening.

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False


3. Haydn is known as the Father of the Symphony.

True

False


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