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Haydn(hīd′n), Franz Joseph 1732-1809.
Austrian composer whose works, which shaped the development of the classical style, include 104 symphonies, 67 string quartets, and the oratorios The Creation (1798) and The Seasons (1801).
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1. (Biography) (Franz) Joseph (ˈjoːzɛf). 1732–1809, Austrian composer, who played a major part in establishing the classical forms of the symphony and the string quartet. His other works include the oratorios The Creation (1796–98) and The Seasons (1798–1801)
2. (Biography) his brother, Johann Michael (German joˈhan ˈmɪçaeːl). 1737–1806, Austrian composer, esp of Church music
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1. Franz Joseph, 1732–1809, Austrian composer.
2. (Johann) Michael, 1737–1806, Austrian composer (brother of Franz Joseph Haydn).
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|Noun||1.||Haydn - prolific Austrian composer who influenced the classical form of the symphony (1732-1809)|
|2.||Haydn - the music of Haydn|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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