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Franz Joseph Haydn

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A butcher in the town where Joseph was living wanted to celebrate his daughter's marriage with fitting music, and was bold enough to ask Joseph to compose a Minuet for the occasion. Joseph good-naturedly consented, and wrote the Oxen Minuet, and made the butcher and his daughter very happy. People say that soon after the wedding the butcher appeared at Joseph's door leading an ox all decorated with ribbons and with gilded horns.

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Beethoven

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Beethoven is written by Thomas Tapper. The story of a little boy who was forced to practice Do you wonder what kind of a boy he was? We are told that he was shy and quiet. He talked little and took no interest in the games that his boy and girl companions played.

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Mozart

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Mozart is written by Thomas Tapper. Father Mozart loved both of his children deeply and often played with them. The violin was the instrument he liked best and little Mozart had daily lessons in his home. Here we see him playing while his sister sings.

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Liszt: The Story of a Boy

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Liszt: The Story of a Boy is written by Thomas Tapper. Franz Liszt was kind to all people who came to him. There was one musician, however, for whom he did a great deal. You know him for he composed many operas. One of them is called "Parsifal."

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Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach is written by Thomas Tapper. This house stands in the town of Eisenach in Germany. It looks very much the same today as it did when Sebastian was a little boy. Many people go there to visit this house because the little boy grew to be a famous man.

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Franz Schubert

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Franz Schubert is written by Thomas Tapper. Once Schubert was seen by his boyhood friends busily writing a new song. So quick did he write that the ink was hardly dry on one sheet before the next one was done.

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Franz Joseph Haydn

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Franz Joseph Haydn is written by Thomas Tapper. Joseph Haydn was never lazy. His father and mother had taught him to love work. He was industrious, happy-hearted, and made friends easily. People loved him and he began to meet.

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Wagner

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Wagner is written by Thomas Tapper. When Wagner wrote his first opera that had any success (Rienzi) he followed the models of composers of the day, but when he came to write operas that followed, such as Flying Dutchman.

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