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Franz Joseph Haydn:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #98
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #100 "The Military"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #8 "Evening"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #82 "The Bear"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #83 "The Hen"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #53 "Imperial"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #101 "The Clock"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #47 "The Palindrome"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #45 "Farewell"; Minuet

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About Franz Joseph Haydn
The Farewell Symphony
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Patriotic Songs By Classical Composers
Firsts

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This Week's Quiz!

How many symphonies did Haydn write?

 25

 50

 70

 80

 over 100

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

 True

 False

Haydn is known as the Father of the Symphony.

 True

 False

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Franz Joseph Haydn:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #98
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #100 "The Military"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #8 "Evening"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #82 "The Bear"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #83 "The Hen"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #53 "Imperial"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #101 "The Clock"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #47 "The Palindrome"
Haydn: Haydn: Symphony #45 "Farewell"; Minuet

More shows about Franz Joseph Haydn

About Franz Joseph Haydn
The Farewell Symphony
Minuets
Patriotic Songs By Classical Composers
Firsts

Learn more about Franz Joseph Haydn | This is an Activity Sheet available

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz!

How many symphonies did Haydn write?

 25

 50

 70

 80

 over 100

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

 True

 False

Haydn is known as the Father of the Symphony.

 True

 False