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The Brothers Haydn

“Their middle brother was difficult enough to exhaust even Johann’s infinite resources of tact and patience”–A Minor Deception, Chapter Ten What exactly do we know about Haydn’s brothers and his relationship with them? Not much, unfortunately. Certainly not enough for … Continue reading

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Seeds of Talent: The First Step to Parnassus

Beethoven on his deathbed was said to marvel that so humble a village as Rohrau should have produced so great a musician as Haydn. Neither Mathias Haydn, his father,  nor Anna Maria Koller, his mother, had any formal training in … Continue reading

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