5/10 Today in Weird Music History: 1809 and 1941. In 1809, Napoleon’s cannons moved within range of Franz Joseph Haydn’s home. In 1941, German bombers hit London. Haydn’s home would survive. Queen’s Hall in London would not be so lucky.
Today in WMH: Classical Music and 2 Different Wars of Aggression
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