I can’t believe this channel has existed for over 2 years and we haven’t yet done an analysis on Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven, probably one of the most famous piano pieces of all time. But today’s the day!
I love Haydn. I’ve been waiting to do a video about him for the longest time, but wanted to get some of the other main guys out of the way first, like Mozart and Beethoven. But in the Classical era, which we discussed at length in my two-part video series, there was a trifecta of awesome composers: Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn.
We have to complete the trifecta!
In today’s video, we’ll talk about the history of Franz Joseph Haydn, but we won’t spend too much time discussing his music. His music was briefly touched on in the Classical music series, but we’ll dedicate a whole other video to that huge topic.