Happy Birthday, Papa Hadyn!


Today in 1732
Was born Franz Joseph Hadyn.

If you're of Austrian descent,
He's someone you take pride in.

Over a hundred symphonies
He's noted for composing.

And there is one called "The Surprise"
He wrote to wake the dozing.

He was a friend of Mozart and
Taught Beethoven technique.

In India, you'll hear his works
Played by a Hadyn Sikh.

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