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Today in WMH: Double Red


2/26 Today in Weird Music History: 1770.  Guiseppe Tartini dies this day in 1770.  The composer of the Devil’s Trill Sonata had reported dreams in which he had made a contract with the devil.

Also on this date, keeping it red…in 1943 American composer Roy Harris dedicates a symphony to the brave soldiers of the Soviet Army.  You can imagine how well that went over a few years later at the McCarthy hearings…


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