Definition of Haydn, Franz Joseph in US English:

Haydn, Franz Joseph

proper noun

  • (1732–1809), Austrian composer. A major exponent of the classical style, he was musical director to the household of Hungary's Prince Esterházy 1761–90. His work includes 104 symphonies, chamber and keyboard music, and the oratorio The Creation (1796–98).


Haydn, Franz Joseph