Franz Joseph Haydn – composer


Joseph Haydn was a composer and teacher to Wolfgang Mozart.  He was born March 31, 1732 and died May 31, 1809.  He is considered the “Father of the String Quartet” and was instrumental to the piano trio, considered to be the genesis of the sonata form.  His brothers were Michael Haydn, also an accomplished composer & Johann Evangelist Haydn, a virtuoso tenor.  He taught both … Continue reading Franz Joseph Haydn – composer

Chiron & Respect for Personality


Our featured image is by Giovanni Dal Lago, Italy,  of the asteroid Chiron; from the NASA archives. Chiron Recently I read Barbara hand-Clow’s book on Chiron.  It has many interesting ideas but it ultimately fails as she takes too much from Ceres and gives it Chiron, thus hurting both.  I did like her emphasis on the environment and natural issues, which did seem to culminate … Continue reading Chiron & Respect for Personality