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Classical music’s child prodigies
When Haydn's parents noticed their six-year-old son was musically gifted, it was tinged with a hint of sadness. In his hometown of Rohrau, he didn't have much opportunity to be trained, so they sent him to live with a relative, Johann Matthias Frankh, the schoolmaster and choirmaster in Hainburg. He never lived with his parents again.