The end of March and beginning of April mark the birthdays of two major composers: Haydn‘s is Saturday — his 286th — and Sunday would have been Sergei Rachmaninoff‘s 145th. To honor both of them, and share the spotlight, here’s a little mashup of some of their works…

And here are the pieces that went into it  (click and drag over list to see them):

  1. Haydn: “London” Symphony #104, mvt. 1
  2. Rachmaninoff: Symphony #2, mvt. 3
  3. Haydn: “London” Symphony #104, mvt. 4
  4. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3, mvt. 1
  5. Haydn: “La Reine” Symphony #85, mvt. 3
  6. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2, mvt. 1
  7. Haydn: “The Joke” String Quartet  Op.33 no. 2 mvt. 4  (just one phrase)
  8. Haydn: Trumpet Concerto, mvt. 3
  9. Rachmaninoff: Prelude in C# minor
  10. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  11. Haydn: “Surprise” Symphony #94