Famous Composers: Haydn - A Concise Biography

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Biographical and musical overview of Joseph Haydn (1732 -1809). Haydn was first recognised for his voice while singing in his local church choir; this led to him travelling to Vienna to join the choir of St Stephen's. He was then employed by the Esterhazy family. He remained in their employ until he was 60 and in his later life his fame as a composer took him to London where his career flourished again.