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- DescriptionHours after Franz Schubert and Johann Michael Vogel perform a commissionedsong for a torious countess, she ends up dead, and the two musicians become the prime suspects. Franz Schubert is convinced by his friend and musical partner, Johann Michael Vogl, to set aside preparations for his new opera Alfonso Und Estrellato accept a commission from the torious Countess Eugenie von Neulinger. Schubert agrees to set an anymous poem to music and present it with Vogl at one of the countesss famous soirees. Within hours of the performance, Countess Eugenie, the secret author of the poem, is murdered. Both Schubert and Vogl, an old paramour of Eugenie, become suspects. Authorities assigned to the case care more about providing a quick, politically expedient solution to the crime than catching the right criminal, and begin to delve into Schuberts and Vogls private lives. When one of the detectives assigned to follow Schubert also ends up dead, Vogl sees a ose tightening around his composer friend. Convinced that the commissioned song must be the key, Vogl acts desperately but decisively to stop the murderer as well as to preserve the source of much immortal music.
- Author BiographyAfter wrapping up a forty-year teaching career teaching English mostly at the high school level and producing plays for thirty-four years at The Roxbury Latin School in Boston, David W. Frank has continued his literary and dramatic pursuits in non-academic settings. His adaptations of Ibsens The Pillars of Society and Henry Fieldings The Mock Doctor were published online, and his adaptations of Gozzis The Love of Three Oranges and Aristophanes The Clouds were performed, as well as the revue, Musical! for which he wrote the book. His original play, 433 in Rehearsal was also performed onstage. Davids life-long hobby, classical piano, introduced him to Schubert at an early age, and his education includes a year at the Eastman School in Rochester, New York. Vienna in Violet is his third published novel, the first with a historical setting and the second to feature a musical maguffin.
- Author(s)David W. Frank
- PublisherBlank Slate Press
- Date of Publication20/10/2015
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBlank Slate Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight384 g
- Width129 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine23 mm
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