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Franz Joseph Haydn – From Peasantry to Fame and Wealth

January 24, 2011
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Franz Joseph Haydn – From Peasantry to Fame and Wealth

The Austrian world, to which Haydn was born, in 1732, was beginning a new life, free from foreign Turkish oppressors, full of religious zeal, and expanding boundaries, living under the talented rule of the Habsburgs.  Charles VI, reigning emperor, was a fine violinist, harpsichordist, and operatic composer.  The class system especially poignant at this...
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Teaching Note Names (Part 3 – additional thoughts and ideas)

January 10, 2011
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Teaching Note Names (Part 3 – additional thoughts and ideas)

Happy New Year! (I know, I’m a little late on that…but I still wanted to say it.)  I have been super busy adding materials to the Online Store (more information on that later) so I’ve fallen a little behind in my blog postings.   But, even though it’s been a little quiet around here I...
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