JOSEPH HAYDN SERIES

Secret Lives of ComposersHow does a Kapellmeister get roped into solving mysteries?

It’s his responsible nature, his sense of duty to his employer, Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy, his loyalty toward the Empress and the Habsburg Empire, and his keen desire to help those in need that make Haydn the perfect amateur sleuth.

In the first mystery, a healthy dose of self-preservation also contributes to his involvement in solving the crime. After all, his violinist has taken off with all the music he’s composed for the imperial visit. Music that, according to his contract, belongs to his employer; the theft and unauthorized