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Haydn Tunes an Organ: Musical Differences

How would Haydn, or any eighteenth-century individual for that matter, tune an organ? It’s hard to believe, but at one point this was quite the contentious issue.

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Mio Caro Giuseppe

Haydn often attributed his musical genius and originality to his enforced isolation from Vienna, the musical capital of the world. “I was set apart from the world,” he explained, “there was no one in the vicinity to confuse and annoy … Continue reading

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Meister or Servant? – Musical Misconceptions

One of the more pervasive misconceptions about the Viennese School of Classical Composers is that Mozart was buried in a pauper’s grave. The other is that Haydn was little better than a servant at the Esterházy court.

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