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Haydn in the Bergl Rooms

In the later years of her life, the Empress Maria Theresa had a summer apartment decorated for herself in the imperial summer palace, Schönbrunn. The set of four rooms—a salon, a study, a bedchamber, and a fourth room whose use … 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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