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The World's Greatest Music
In celebration of Father's Day, we're taking a look at famous father figures in the world of classical music. While many parents were supportive teachers, not all the great composers' fathers were all that keen on their choice of profession...
The head of a large family, Ilya (pictured right) worked as an engineer and served as a lieutenant colonel in the Department of Mines. It's not known whether he was supportive of his young son's musical talent - although he paid for piano lessons for the boy, he enrolled him in law school from the age of 10 in the hope his son might be more financially secure.
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