Franz Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau, Austria on March 31, 1732. His parents were Mathias and Maria Haydn. His compositional media is orchestra, chamber music, keyboard, choral and opera. Joseph Haydn was the brother of Michael Haydn who was a highly regarded composer and the brother of Johann Evangelist Haydn, a tenor. He was also a friend of Mozart and a teacher of Beethoven. Haydn married Maria Anna Keller, they had no children. The Classical period occurred between the Baroque and the Romantic periods, and Joseph was one of the known composers during the Classical period. Franz Joseph Haydn breathed his last on May 31, 1809, in Vienna, Austria. He was 77 years old.
Allegro Giocoso means lively and humorous.