Watch: 25 Bizarre Facts About Classical Music

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 02:52 PM

An operation for cataract removal was eventually the cause of Bach's death. (Wikipedia Commons)

Hay eating pianos, string quartets in helicopters, 20 minutes of a single note, Bach's eye surgery and more.

The YouTube channel list25 has turned its attention to classical music and assembled a video of the greatest hits of bizarre classical music factoids. If you're a hard-core classical fan, you'll probably know many of these. But if you're just getting into classical music's history of highbrow weirdness, we say welcome — and you're welcome!


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Comments [2]

Fred Smythe

What about Psyberdelic by Psyberdelix !!!

Dec. 30 2016 01:21 AM
Roslyn Richter

THANK GOD FOR WQXR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov. 04 2016 09:57 AM

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