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Haydn, Franz Joseph

(1732–1809). RC composer; brother of J. M. Haydn*; b. Rohrau, Austria; choirboy St. Stephen's, Vienna, 1740–49; kapellmeister to the Esterházy family 1761–90; visited London 1791–92, 1794–95; lived in Vienna 1795–1809. Works include oratorio The Creation; Austrian nat. anthem; masses; operas; symphonies; sonatas; Stabat mater. See also Passion, The.

K. Geiringer, Haydn, 2d ed. (New York, 1963); R. Hughes, Haydn (London, 1950); H. E. Jacob, Joseph Haydn, tr. R. and C. Winston (New York, 1950); G. A. Griesinger, Joseph Haydn (Madison, Wisconsin, 1963).

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