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Théodore Gouvy

The French composer Louis Théodore Gouvy was no child prodigy, and even is thought to have exhibited minimal interest nor aptitude for music as a young child. Actually, he received his formal education at an exercise university at Metz, and he visited Paris in 1836 to pursue legal research. Nevertheless, …

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Hanns Eisler

Perhaps one of the most primary and prolific composers from the twentieth hundred years, Eisler proved that expressing humanistic and political issues will not necessarily result in music banalities, but can perform his stated cosmetic ideal of “freshness, cleverness, strength and beauty” (instead of “bombast, sentimentality and mysticism”). Eisler’s family …

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