Category Archives: Musical Connections

Haydn and the Lost Operas of Monteverdi

On a twilight evening in October 1613, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was set upon by a band of thugs on the road from Mantua to Venice. I was researching the Haydn Mysteries when I came upon that tidbit, and I was … Continue reading

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Did Haydn Sing at Vivaldi’s Funeral?

Musicologists have long held that the two composers might have “met” at Vivaldi’s funeral, the young Sepperl accompanying the corpse to the burial site in the cemetery next to the Karlskirche beyond the city walls.  A surprising piece of evidence … Continue reading

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