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Hidden Haydn: the younger brother who wrote a 'Mozart' symphony

ClassicTalk with George Hamilton

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Shared symphony: Michael Haydn

Shared symphony: Michael Haydn

Shared symphony: Michael Haydn

Joseph Haydn was, without question, one of the towering figures of the classical period. Somewhat hidden in his considerable shadow is his younger brother, Michael.

It's ironic now to note that their parents had higher hopes for their younger son, already a Vienna Cathedral organist at the age of 12.

The path he took brought him close to another of music's major families - the Mozarts.