Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Dan, It was just reverse: Haydn who wrote only second class symphonies before he learnt Mozart's masterpieces learnt a lot from them. Without Mozart even the latest Haydn oeuvres would have stayed totally dull.
I only accept No.94 and some string quartetts plus Die Schöpfung (The Creation).
Mozart was not a symphonist primarily, unike Haydn, and Mozart's maturity as symphonist came in 1786 (the Prague), the same year that Haydn was already through composing the great Paris symphonies.