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Today in WMH: A Haunting Event

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3 /3 Today in Weird Music History: 1888. Singing the part of Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust, Thomas Baker suffers a fatal heart attack while being lowered through a trapdoor into the Fires of Hell.  According to reports, the Princess Theater in Melbourne is still haunted by his ghost.

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1 Comment

  1. journeythroughnews says:

    Crazy…here’s a piece that’s not quite as dramatic as faust, but close:
    http://etudesforall.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/nielsen-and-beethoven/

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