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Hypnosis and Rachmaninoff 2: The Troubled Genesis of a Masterpiece

So often we imagine our favorite composers as musical superheroes: great geniuses who have total, unerring confidence in their own abilities to inspire us, confound the critics, and make history. Some composers do have egos to match their talents (Wagner … Continue reading

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Confessions of a gulit-ridden classical music lover

Dear Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Stravinsky and all of the other great composer “Gods”: I come to you a musical sinner. It has been … er… a while since my last confession.  I have sinned because I have listened to a variety … Continue reading

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