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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?
Unlike young prodigies like Mozart or Mahler, Tchaikovsky pursued a career in the civil service, graduating at the age of 19 to become a junior assistant at the Ministry of Justice. Turning 21 marked a different sort of musical milestone for the young composer - he started theory lessons ahead of pursuing his studies at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory.
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