Music has been filled with lore and legend since there were famous musicians and composers. From Faust and Mephistopheles to the Phantom of the Opera, music and the supernatural go together as well as the written word. One of the most fascinating legends surrounds an Italian Baroque composer named Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) and the Devil.
Gloomy Sunday is called the “Hungarian Suicide Song,” but is this a marketing ploy, or something more? Accusing music of foul influences is not a new trend. Songs have been maligned and ridiculed for as long as we’ve enjoyed music.