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The World's Greatest Music
Luis Suárez, Gareth Bale and Cesc Fábregas - they're all rumoured to be on the move before the transfer window closes. But who were the original movers and shakers in the classical world? Which conductors and composers were hot property in bidding wars, big-money transfers and controversial moves to the opposition?
Like Wayne Rooney, desperate to leave Manchester Utd but contracted to stay, Johann Sebastian Bach spent the best part of his professional career trying to escape St. Thomas' in Leipzig. It was a good gig for him, but he was keen to move to Dresden for a position as court composer - he even wrote the Kyrie and Gloria as a sort of 'look at me' statement for them, but sadly that never got back to him…
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