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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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Happy Holidays from Piano Discoveries!

December 16, 2010
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Happy Holidays from Piano Discoveries!

I really enjoy all of the seasons  and the various holidays that come throughout the year.  But I have to say that Thanksgiving and Christmas are my all-time favorites.  With Christmas I love the music, decorations, food, surprises, a change from regular routines and the opportunity to spend “down time” with family and friends....
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