Joseph Haydn

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Noun1.Joseph Haydn - prolific Austrian composer who influenced the classical form of the symphony (1732-1809)Joseph Haydn - prolific Austrian composer who influenced the classical form of the symphony (1732-1809)
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Although his music is seldom performed today, music lovers may still recognize Porpora's name as that of Handel's rival in London in the 1730s; or as the teacher of the legendary castrato, Farinelli; or perhaps as the teacher of composers Johann Adolf Hasse and Franz Josef Haydn (the latter said he learned "the true fundamentals of composition" from Porpora).
The Polish soprano led the amassed forces of the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra, the choirs of the National Conservatoire and Antonine University, under the direction of Rob Vermeulen, in a couple of hours of sacred music, composed by the classical tradition's best-known composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Josef Haydn.
In 1835 the German music critic Gottfried Wilhelm Fink reacted angrily to a claim, put forward in a French journal and then translated into German by the influential Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik, that the Parisian composer Francois-Joseph Gossec, not Franz Josef Haydn, was the true creator of the modern symphony.