When Ludwig Van Beethoven was a little boy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was already famed throughout Europe for his original compositions, instrumental virtuosity and prodigious contribution to the evolution of orchestral music.

While Mozart’s early works display an indebtedness to Haydn, among others, the young Beethoven was extraordinarily steeped in the arrangements and techniques of Mozart. His first compositional efforts were heavily inspired by the celebrated genius of Salzburg, and his later symphonies and concertos referenced many of his childhood hero’s masterpieces, but did the two ever meet?