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Joseph Haydn (31 March or 1 April 1732–31 May 1809) was a leading of the period, called the "Father of the " and "Father of the ".

The name "Franz" was not used in the composer's lifetime; scholars, along with an increasing number of music publishers and recording companies, now use the historically more accurate form of his name, rendered in English as "Joseph Haydn".

A life-long resident of Austria, Haydn spent… read more

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  • Avatar for Weirdomusic
    I'll repeat what others have written: "Franz" was not used during Haydn's lifetime and is avoided by scholars today.
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    The string quartets are awesome.
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    Cool Music
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    Love this Music
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    Franz will paaaahmp *clap* you aaaahp!
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    come to brasil
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    "Though his full name was "Franz Joseph Haydn", the name "Franz" was not used in the composer's lifetime, and the use of "Franz" when referencing him is avoided by scholars." (

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