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Franz) Joseph Haydn
(1732-1809)


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That will make the ladies scream.
-- Joseph Haydn, speaking of the 'surprise' in the 'Surprise' Symphony No.94; quoted in A Gyrowetz, Memoirs, 1848

I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original.
-- Joseph Haydn, speaking of his period as Kapellmeister at the Esterhazy court; quoted in J Cuthbert Hadden, Haydn (1934)

Though I had some instruction from Haydn, I never learned anything from him.
-- Ludwig van Beethoven, quoted in Marion M Scott, Beethoven, 1934

So far as genius can exist in a man who is merely virtuous, Haydn had it. He went as far as the limits that morality sets to the intellect.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche, 1878





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