Fictional Music Makers by KaufmanK

Question 1

We'll begin with a centuries old tale of a musician with a talent so useful, the people of a town hired him to solve a pressing problem. Alas, the town reneged on its promise to compensate him for his services, and as an act of revenge, he used his talents to inflict immeasurable pain on the townspeople. You probably know the story. In what modern day country did it take place?