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The composer who was gassed, the composers cut off from their royalties - and the one who gave his life to save his wife. You'll be touched by these stories of how the First World War affected great musicians.
Vaughan Williams enlisted as a private in the Royal Army Medical Corps. After a gruelling time as a stretcher bearer in France and Salonika, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery. His inspiration to write his Symphony No. 3 came during the war, after hearing a bugler accidentally playing an interval of a seventh instead of an octave.
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