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Classical Notes: April 11, 2011 Archive

The Short Version: Bacon Lane

Posted at 10:08 AM on April 11, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

An essential 19th century composer not only was born on the wrong side of the tracks, but cruel trains repeatedly ran over his childhood before he escaped to the wider world. To say he survived, quite a bit worse for wear, might be putting an unforgivably sunny spin on things.