Franz Joseph Haydn Essay

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Dear President Schneider :
On behalf of the great Franz Joseph Haydn, I write this letter of recommendation to support the admission of a great composer into the International Enlightenment Society. In order for a musician to be eligible for your society, I understand that he must embody the characteristics of the Enlightenment and more specifically, as a composer, his music must possess the characteristics of the Classical period. I assure you that what you will find in this letter of recommendation will not be disappointing. Franz Joseph Haydn was a great composer of the Classical era. Known as the Father of Symphony and the inventor of string quartets, the examples and styles that
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Most importantly though was the use of dynamics and orchestral color in a thematic way to show emotion very clearly so as not to make music too complicated.
Haydn, as one of the greatest composers of his time, developed many key ideas of the Classical period that are still used today. Many of his major accomplishments portray vividly what they were. He was known was the Father of Symphony creating over a 100 symphonies during his life. His more famous ones include Symphony No.94 part of the London Symphonies and also the Paris Symphonies both of which he performed in public and in the homes of nobles. Symphonies where the uniform genre of the orchestra music in Classical era. Haydn is also considered the inventor of string quartet having brought equality to the four instruments in that quartet that had never really been used in that style before. His greatest works of these include a set of 6 he played for Mozart who was so impressed that he dedicated his “six sons'; to Haydn. His best was the “Emperor Quartet'; which was used as the Austrian National Anthem. Haydn also was the co-founder of the Sturm and Drang style, gloomy and sad music influenced by the German writers of his time. His greatest work in this department was “Farewell'; and possibly “Trauersinfonie.'; Though of a Baroque genre, his greatest piece was The

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