Tag Archives: Haydn

Haydn’s Women: Henpecked Husband or Philanderer?

I’m often asked to what extent the portraits I’ve drawn of Haydn’s younger brothers and his wife in my mysteries are true-to-life. After all Michael—Franz Michael— and Johann—Johann Evangelist—did indeed exist. Were they anything at all like the men I’ve … Continue reading

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What Lay Under the Wig: A Question from a Reader

Haydn wore wigs. We know that. David Wyn Jones writes that he was “certainly” the last great composer to have worn one. Mozart and Beethoven only wore wigs on occasion. But what lay beneath the wig? A shaved head or … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour

Amy Bruno of Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours is organizing an 7-stop tour for me with interviews, guest posts, spotlights, and reviews. I hope you’ll join us.  Details below:

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Haydn and the Elections: A Lesson from the Eighteenth Century

The election is over, but, no matter which side you’re on, the results will linger on for some time. Some of you may be deeply disheartened, while others are quietly joyful. No matter what your feelings, I hope a trip … Continue reading

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