Haydn: Father of the Symphony

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It’s not for nothing that Franz Joseph Haydn is known as the "father of the symphony" — he wrote more than 100 of them. This week Classics for Kids takes a listen to the symphonies by this prolific composer.

Music used within the program (all by Haydn):

Symphony No. 98

Symphony No. 100

Symphony No. 8

Symphony No. 82

Symphony No. 83

Symphony No. 53

Symphony No. 101

Symphony No. 47

Symphony No. 45 (Farewell); Minuet