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Musical Minds - 3rd April 2018

Musical Minds - 3rd April 2018

An anecdotal history of classical music presented by 18 year-old composer and writer Jack Pepper. Jazz, the military, religion and comedy all feature in today’s show. Jack discusses the first black American composer to have their work performed by a major orchestra, a composer who commissioned a photo of his deceased mother and had it framed in his teaching room, and a musician who wrote a piece for their dog’s birthday. Add to this the story of a musician who practised the violin on top of a coffin, and a composer who was born on a plantation, and we have another shocking and surprising barnstorm through classical music! All episodes can be heard on Follow Jack on Twitter @jrapepper and use the hashtag #MusicalMinds.