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Musical Minds - 27th March 2018

Musical Minds - 27th March 2018

An anecdotal history of classical music presented by 18 year-old composer and writer Jack Pepper. This week: prodigies, musical theft and curious manners of death feature in today’s exploration of weird and wonderful tales from the world of classical music. Jack explores a composer who had to flee England following his copying of another composer’s melody, a kind musician who – whilst working as a civil servant – absolved all local farmers of their debts, and a composer who died eating poisonous mushrooms. Add to this a composer who marked his own scores with blood and another who wrote a piece to be performed in the Himalayas for the entire human race, and we have another shocking and surprising discussion of classical music’s greatest tales. All episodes can be heard on Follow Jack on Twitter @jrapepper and use the hashtag #MusicalMinds.