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Franz Joseph Haydn:

The Farewell Symphony

Every year, when the weather turned nice, Prince Esterhazy -- Franz Joseph Haydn's employer -- moved his entire household to his summer palace. When it turned cold again, everyone moved back to the main palace in the city. But one fall, it stayed warm for a very long time, and the prince didn't budge. The musicians in his orchestra wanted to go home, and Haydn found a musical way to tell the prince it was time to go: the Farewell Symphony.

Music heard in this episode:

Haydn: Symphony #45 (Farewell)

Learn more about Franz Joseph Haydn

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This Week's Quiz

What was the name of the prince for whom Haydn worked?

 Charles Mountbatten-Windsor

 Frederick William

 Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

 Nicolaus Esterhazy

Haydn's Farewell Symphony was his

 8th

 12th

 45th

 80th

 100th

In Haydn's day, musicians were considered servants.

 True

 False

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Franz Joseph Haydn:

The Farewell Symphony

Every year, when the weather turned nice, Prince Esterhazy -- Franz Joseph Haydn's employer -- moved his entire household to his summer palace. When it turned cold again, everyone moved back to the main palace in the city. But one fall, it stayed warm for a very long time, and the prince didn't budge. The musicians in his orchestra wanted to go home, and Haydn found a musical way to tell the prince it was time to go: the Farewell Symphony.

Music heard in this episode:

Haydn: Symphony #45 (Farewell)

Learn more about Franz Joseph Haydn

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

What was the name of the prince for whom Haydn worked?

 Charles Mountbatten-Windsor

 Frederick William

 Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

 Nicolaus Esterhazy

Haydn's Farewell Symphony was his

 8th

 12th

 45th

 80th

 100th

In Haydn's day, musicians were considered servants.

 True

 False

 

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