11/27 Today in Weird Music History: 1926. The Bürgermeister of Köln calls for the firing of conductor Eugen Szenkar after the premiere of Bela Bartok’s The Miraculous Mandarin. No word on whether he allowed children to play with toys.
And You Thought Bürgermeister Meisterbürger Was Nasty
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