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The Empress and Le Monstre

Frederick of Prussia never referred to Empress Maria Theresa as anything but the Queen of Hungary. She, in turn, privately called him “le Monstre.” They never met, but here from Prussian Counterpoint is an encounter between the Empress and the … Continue reading

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A Gulden’s Worth of Spanking

Like his much younger contemporary, Mozart, Haydn met the Empress Maria Theresa while still a young boy. Unlike the young Wolferl, however, young Sepperl impressed the young queen with neither his singing voice nor his abilities on the violin or … Continue reading

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