Henri Dutilleux, one of France’s leading composers, died Wednesday in Paris at the age of 97. His death came on the bicentennial of Richard Wagner's birth.
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"Robert Schumann became lost in insanity, requiring a straight jacket when taken for walks," notes David Dubal. "He was considered dangerous." Yet his personal struggles fueled his unique style.
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