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Mathias Haydn - Launching His Sons' Careers
... rather differently, by Griesinger and Dies ... Biographer Dies tells the same story (presumably, also on the basis of what Joseph Haydn told him) as follows Doubtless we are consider his father's love of ... on whether it was an unnamed local schoolmaster (Dies), or Franck himself (Griesinger) who advised Haydn's parents to send their son to Franck ...

Famous quotes containing the word dies:

    But it dies hard, that world;
    Or, being dead,
    Putrescently is pearled....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    A speculator is a man who, if he dies at the right time, has a rich widow.
    Christina Stead (1902–1983)

    Nobody dies of fatal truths these days: there are too many antidotes.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)