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Joseph Haydn Guides
The young Beethoven - just over a week past his 20th birthday - first met the renowned Joseph Haydn on 26 December 1790 in Bonn, when Haydn and the impresario Johann Peter Salomon stopped off on their way to London where Haydn was to perform.
How do you tell a Classical era piece from a Romantic or Baroque piece? What is the Classical sound? Find out with our handy guide
The story of how Joseph Haydn refused to slow down in his old age, with great examples of some of his best work
A look at Franz Joseph Haydn, the Classical grand vizier who produced a staggering uninterrupted flow of masterworks.
Find out more about Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1. Watch and listen to different recordings and download your favourite.