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On March 31st, 2014 Franz Joseph Haydn should be celebrating his 205 years old birthday party if he were still alive at the moment. He has been one of the most celebrated composers after his death.
Franz Joseph Haydn was a friend of the musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and he was a teacher of Ludwig Van Beethoven. He had a great contribution to the development of the classical symphony and string quartet. Therefore he was often called as Papa Haydn.
I can feel his humorous character in his famous Surprised Symphony. Listening to this symphony, we often feel that we are strolling, tiptoeing, and wondering. Anyway, listening to this song will raise various feeling in our mind. The song has got a suitable title anyway. It has some really surprising dynamics.
Here are some wonderful resources for getting to know Franz Joseph Haydn better:
To get some comprehensive and representative video of Franz Joseph Haydn song, you might visit Classical Composers Monthly and subscribe to the Classical Composer Collection 1. You might have some great links and video about him to be used as a composer study resources. There are also some other great composers in the collection which will be available for your study.
Another set of awesome material about Franz Joseph Haydn is available in the last book of Mary Prather: SQUILT volume 2, Classical Era lesson 1. There are ten pieces of great classical music, general notebooking pages, and enrichment activities in this book.
Some free resources about Franz Joseph Haydn are available as:
- Free e-book in Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34550/34550-h/34550-h.htm
- A Free Printable Composer Biography, Free Sheet Music, and free worksheet are available at http://makingmusicfun.net/htm/f_mmf_music_library/hey-kids-meet-franz-joseph-haydn.htm
- Here are some activity sheets of Franz Joseph Haydn to enjoy with kids: http://www.classicsforkids.com/activitysheets/January2010.pdf
- There is also a fabulous lesson plan available with list of resources at http://www.classicsforkids.com/teachers/lessonplans_detail.php?id=4
For those who are looking for various famous composers notebooking pages, you might unlock it here:
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