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Why I Care…

Tchaikovsky was gay. Beethoven went deaf. Berlioz was tortured by love and plotted a murder. Mozart was poor and died mysteriously. Borodin taught science. Liszt was a playboy. Mussorgsky a drunk. Mahler was superstitious. Schumann tried to kill himself. Brahms … Continue reading

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Igor Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring

Igor Stravinsky first gained international fame at the age of 18 with his premiere of his ballet The Firebird in 1910. The following year he premiered another ballet, Petrushka. With two successful ballets under his belt, the premiere of his … Continue reading

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