I looked at numerous biographies of Joseph Haydn for this post and thought the one at Classical Music Pages was thorough, befitting this prolific composer of church music, oratorios, stage works, vocal and orchestral music, concertos, chamber music, and keyboard works.
Performed by: Vladimir Horowitz
Of further interest:
At his blog Octogenarian, in a March 19 post titled My ancestors in Jerusalem, Mort has a wondrous photo of his maternal great-great-grandparents, from whom Mort might be distantly related to the great Vladimir Horowitz. It's a marvelous post.......and if you read his About Me profile you'll immediately understand why all of his posts make for the most enjoyable reading.