Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart
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Beethoven: 20 facts about the great composer
5. Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart
After the death of Mozart in 1791, musicians in his hometown of Vienna were in need of a new genius. The Viennese Count Waldstein (pictured) told the young Beethoven if he worked hard enough he would receive ‘Mozart’s spirit through Haydn’s hands’. No pressure then.