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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 year before he died, a performance of Haydn's The Creation was organised. Among the celebs in attendance were Beethoven and Salieri (who conducted the performance), and Haydn was carried in on a special throne. Being rather frail by this point, however, he had to leave halfway through.
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