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Today in WMH: FDNY Inpires

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2/16 Today in Weird Music History: 1908. The FDNY has been inspirational long before 9/11.  On this date in 1908, composer and conductor Gustav Mahler is deeply moved while witnessing a funeral procession for a fallen NYC fire chief.  Two years later the drum stroke heard in that procession becomes a defining moment in his 10th Symphony.

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1 Comment

  1. shoreacres says:

    Yet another bit of evidence for my firm conviction that everything counts!

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