Author Archives: Nupur Tustin

Kaspar Fails to Return Home: An Excerpt from Aria to Death

Unfortunately, the last excerpt scheduled to appear today on the Haydn’s Great Escape hasn’t posted up yet. For those of you following the blog tour, I’ve included it here. Kaspar has failed to return home. Unable to find Haydn, Kaspar’s … Continue reading

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Haydn’s Great Escape

Starting Wednesday, Haydn and I will be on tour with Dolly Caswell’s Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour Company. Join us to read a selection of excerpts from the book and win a print copy of Aria to Death. Click on the … Continue reading

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Opera in the Time of Haydn

“The comely Grilletta would never roar out her lines in a lusty fortissimo. It is entirely out of character.” (Aria to Death, Chapter One) How did eighteenth-century audiences regard opera? We’re so used to prioritizing the music of an opera, … Continue reading

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Haydn and the Holiday Feast

How did Haydn, a devout Catholic, mark feast days? None of his early biographers make much mention of what he did. Feast Days of the diverse saints in the Roman Catholic calendar were, of course, marked in Vienna. Processions were … Continue reading

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