The Golden Age Of Chamber Music

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Franz Joseph Haydn
Down the history of music, the classical era was known as the golden age of chamber music. This chamber style of music was largely established by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Joseph Haydn was one of the most prolific composers amongst the first Viennese schools (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven), in the classical era. Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau, a little Austrian village not far from Hainburg in the year 1732 on March 31st. His parents were of a poor background but loved music and hard work, maybe it is to say Haydn got his working ethics from the teachings of his parents. Haydn had always been exposed to music as his father sang whilst he was alive with the accompaniment of a harp. Haydn learned to sing at a young age, he also played a make belief violin made of two sticks as a child because he couldn’t afford a real violin. His talents were soon discovered as a schoolmaster named Frankh arranged with his parents to make Haydn his pupil at Hainburg. Haydn worked hard under the supervision of Frankh that by the age of six, he could ‘stand up like a man’ and sing masses in the church choir. Due to his gift, he was picked up by a man from Vienna who fell in love with his voice then later secured him a place as a chorister at the St…

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