Music: Very Moonish

Four years before he died, Franz Joseph Haydn sat down to compile a "Catalogue of those Compositions which I recall offhand having composed from my 18th year to my 73rd year." Among the many string quartets, concertos and pieces for a musical clock, the old man dimly remembered some 118 symphonies (latest scholarly count: 104) and half a dozen operas, including one, L'Infedelta Fedele, which musicologists are now sure he never wrote. Last week, however, Manhattan music lovers and critics alike pounded their palms over one he both wrote and remembered.

Last summer, Director Max Leavitt of the Lemonade Opera Company, who...

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