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March 20th, 2019

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Benjamin Britten. Composer did not have a heart-valve problem that was related to syphilis, new research suggests. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Benjamin Britten. Composer did not have a heart-valve problem that was related to syphilis, new research suggests.
Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Author looks at 70 composers from Beethoven to Britten, also dismissing alcoholism claims

A retired surgeon’s research into the deaths of 70 of the best-known classical composers has led him to conclude that many of them were unfairly tainted with reputations for “venereal disease, alcoholism or sexual impropriety”. Full story.

Dalya Alberge (The Guardian) / May 15, 2018

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