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Today in WMH: Bon Voyage!

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4/20 Today in Weird Music History: 1862.  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov sets sail for 2 years and 8 months as a midshipman the Tsar’s Navy.  But the itch to compose stayed with him.  During his voyages, he mailed scores to the eldest member of the Russian Five, Mily Balakirev, who corrected his scores and gave suggestions for improvement.

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