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Franz Joseph Haydn was a pivotal figure in the classical period. But how much do we really know? Discover his sense of humour and his early life in our gallery of Haydn facts!
The premiere of Haydn's Symphony no. 96 was notable not only because it was another great Haydn symphony, but also because a huge chandelier fell from the ceiling during the performance. The symphony got its nickname, the 'Miracle' Symphony, because no-one was injured.
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