1/9 Today in Weird Music History: 1939. Bela Bartok, Joseph Szigeti, and Benny Goodman premiere the composer’s “Contrasts.” Rarely has a more suitable title been inadvertently appropriate to three disparate personalities and soloists.
Today in Weird Music History, 1/9: A Major Contrast
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