Originally Posted by hoodjem
Boy, have you got your history and chronology mixed up.
Old fellow, I'm quite sure about the right chronology. Haydn composed his best worksonly AFTER Mozart's death.
Haydn's middle age symphonies are much weaker than his last ones, influenced by Mozart's masterpieces.
Mozart made a genial symphony as early as 1773, his fabulous Little g-Minor, much sooner than Haydn's relative great ones.
Mozart and Haydn respected each other. Mozart's Haydn-Quartetts outclass Haydn's quartetts.
Beethoven dedicated works to Haydn but he did not admire Haydn. A dedication does not mean too much.
I guess we should return now to returns, services and similary items.