Karl Miller wrote:
>I am reminded of a one of my graduate seminars where one of my fellow
>students did a comparison of the Mozart Requiem and the Michael Haydn
>Requiem...the similarities were...even if Mozart's writing was clearly
>better (an understatement), his sense of structure was so similar to
>Michael Haydn's Requiem that I found it unlikely Mozart did not pattern
>his work on it.
Actually, it is pretty much accepted by Mozart scholars that he did
something like that -- let himself be very influenced by M. Haydn's
requiem. Whether he modelled his own work in that Haydn _consciously_
is of course impossible to tell with full certainty.