From a review of recordings of the works of Joseph Haydn, marking the bicentennial of the composer's death:
Even with a recording industry in crisis, a new complete cycle of Beethoven's nine symphonies turns up seemingly every year. By comparison, only a handful of artists have recorded all of Haydn's symphonies.
A puzzling discrepancy! Or is it? Let's consider some possible reasons:
a.) Haydn is not popular, and CD's of his works don't sell well
b.) While popular with audiences, Haydn is not respected by professional musicians
c.) The man wrote 104 symphonies!
More interestingly, the introduction to the piece that makes this curious comparison observes that as recently as a half-century ago Haydn was viewed as every bit the equal of Mozart, by musicians and audiences alike.
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