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What happened on this day in music history? Which composers were born on this day, who died, what music was written, and what was performed? Introducing our brand new book The Big Book of Classical Music by Darren Henley, Sam Jackson and Tim Lihoreau, jam-packed with quotes, facts and juicy info about the world of classical music - for all 366 days of the year! We've picked a selection of important dates and facts to whet your appetite, so what are you waiting for?
She's the first composer whose life history we know, but Hildegard of Bingen's inspirational life came to an end on 31st October 1179. Halloween also marks the day, in 1828, that Schubert fell ill after eating dodgy fish at a restaurant.
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