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Minuet from Symphony No. 45, "Farewell"

The Farewell Symphony

Every year, when the weather turned nice, Prince Esterhazy -- Franz Joseph Haydn's employer -- moved his entire household to his summer palace. When it turned cold again, everyone moved back to the main palace in the city. But one fall, it stayed warm for a very long time, and the prince didn't budge. The musicians in his orchestra wanted to go home, and Haydn found a musical way to tell the prince it was time to go: the Farewell Symphony.

Track list:
Haydn: Symphony #45 (Farewell)

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. What was the name of the prince for whom Haydn worked?

Charles Mountbatten-Windsor

Frederick William

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

Nicolaus Esterhazy


2.Haydn's Farewell Symphony was his

8th

12th

45th

80th

100th


3. In Haydn's day, musicians were considered servants.

True

False


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