Only Connect - Joseph Haydn <> Wolfgang Mozart

How are these sitters connected?


Joseph Haydn, by William Daniell, after  George Dance, published 1 July 1809 (20 March 1794) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Haydn
by William Daniell, after George Dance
published 1 July 1809 (20 March 1794)
NPG D12137

(Johann Chrysostom) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, by Friedrich Theodor Müller, after  Friedrich Wilhelm Schmidt, early 19th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

(Johann Chrysostom) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
by Friedrich Theodor Müller, after Friedrich Wilhelm Schmidt
early 19th century
NPG D13753

The connection
In 1785, the tenor Michael Kelly heard Mozart and Haydn playing string quartets in Vienna, together with fellow-composers Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf and Johann Baptist Vanhal.

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