"I learned nothing from Haydn"

In the late 1700s Beethoven attempted to study with Haydn but Haydn was too pre-occupied with his own works and travelling to give Beethoven his due attention. Upon Haydn’s second trip to London, Beethoven began studying with other teachers and lessons with the “Papa” Haydn never resumed. Beethoven famously recalled, “I learned nothing from Haydn.”

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