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Turning 21 is quite the milestone birthday. On 7 September 2013, Classic FM celebrates 21 years of broadcasting - but what had the great composers achieved by this age?
As a young boy, Puccini participated in the musical life of the local cathedral, San Martino in Lucca. Turning 21 marked two important moments in the composer's life: he received a diploma from the Pacini School of music, and composed his famous Mass. Before then, he'd dabbled in composition, but only a few sacred works survive.
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