Category Archives: Misconceptions

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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Meister or Servant? – Musical Misconceptions

One of the more pervasive misconceptions about the Viennese School of Classical Composers is that Mozart was buried in a pauper’s grave. The other is that Haydn was little better than a servant at the Esterházy court.

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