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Haydn, (Franz) Joseph (opera)locked

  • Peter Branscombe
  •  and Caryl Clark


(b Rohrau, Lower Austria, March 31, 1732; d Vienna, May 31, 1809). Austrian composer . He was more or less deeply involved in operatic direction and composition for much of his career, from the early and penurious years of his first independence in Vienna after his dismissal from St Stephen’s choir school at 17 or 18 to the abortive opera on the subject of Orpheus and Eurydice that he wrote in London in ...

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