4/1 Today in Weird Music History: 1831. While traveling home from Italy, French composer Hector Berlioz has second thoughts and scraps his plan to murder his fiancée…and her new beau…and her mother. He had purchased a dress and wig to disguise himself as a woman, stolen a set of pistols to carry out the triple murder, and purchased several vials of poison as a backup. So by changing his mind, he probably avoided meeting the guillotine he so aptly described just 1 year earlier in his Symphonie Fantastique.
Today in WMH: Second Thoughts Are Sometimes A Good Thing