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Classical Notes: May 2, 2011 Archive

The Short Version: Thrashed

Posted at 12:12 PM on May 2, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

Joseph Haydn was a genial fellow, almost to a fault. He bore a hundred indignities, chief among them his employer's organizational chart, which ranked him on a level with the kitchen staff. But you have to wonder if there aren't limits even to a good man's good humor. Because nobody likes to hear that the ends justify the means, when the means hurt like the dickens.