Joseph Haydn was born on March 31, 1732, making him an Aries. Aries zodiac signs are known to be determined, adventurous, spirited and independent. They often take on leadership roles, and are passionate, driven and are passionate about taking risks. Those born under the sign are often entrepreneurs and have a natural affinity to take risks that often pay off.
Joseph Haydn is a perfect example of this. Growing up in a family of six in the small village of Rohrau, Austria, Haydn led an impoverished life, but had a very active and creative one. His father was a wheelwright and his mother was a cook who was able to recognize her son’s talent and arrange for him to receive music lessons at the nearby village church. Haydn aspired to become a choirboy in Vienna, and began to compose early in his life.
Haydn was influenced the most by his teacher, Frankh who inspired him musically and was very patient with him. He composed musical pieces for and conducted the music for the school plays, a custom that was common at the time. He eventually became a prolific composer who wrote nearly 100 symphonies, over 50 concerti, many operas, chamber music, keyboard pieces, and other works during his lifetime.
As an Aries, Haydn’s courage and initiative were instrumental for his successes as a composer. He first applied to work at the court of Prince Paul Anton Esterhazy while he was still very young, and when his application was reluctantly accepted, he was able to gain many influential patrons, leading to his increased fame and success.
Haydn was known for his innovation and experiment, which exemplified the Arian spirit of risk-taking and pioneering. His Symphony No.94, Surprise Symphony, is a prime example of his experimentation, as he used a ‘surprise’ fortississimo chord that struck the audience in the hall unexpectedly. His lifelong collaboration with Mozart and his mentorship of the then-teenager Beethoven were also indicative of his pioneering and pioneering nature.
Haydn is particularly an excellent example of the determination and perseverance that defines an Aries. It was his extreme diligence that got him to where he was, despite the poverty of his family and his lack of proper resources. The four symphonies he wrote over the course of four weeks in 1768 are a testament to this, and many believe it was this kind of hard work that showed what Haydn was truly capable of.
The drive and passion of Joseph Haydn is truly an excellent example of the ambitious and determined Aries Zodiac sign. Despite his humble upbringing, Haydn was able to make a mark in the history of music with his determination and innovation. His success serves as an inspiration to other Aries-born individuals to take risks, persevere, and strive to reach their goals.