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Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven
Paintings by Haydn Greenway

    We are most grateful to Mr Greenway for sending us a copy of his paintings and granting us permission to present them on this page. He holds the copyright for his work.


Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

    Berlioz reckoned Haydn to be with Mozart and Beethoven, one of the great ‘German masters’, but he did not place him on the same level as these two. In his view, though Haydn created the symphony as an art form, he left it confined within a narrow framework, and it had to wait to Beethoven to develop its full expressive potential (see for example Débats 20 February 1835; 15 December 1844; CG no. 2596). See also his mixed views on the oratorio The Creation in Débats 5 November 1844.


Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

© Haydn Greenway. All rights of reproduction in any form reserved.

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