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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.
From 1915 to 1918, Alban Berg served in the Austro-Hungarian Army and during a period of leave in 1917, accelerated work on his harrowing opera 'Wozzeck', which captured the brutality of the time. Sir Geraint Evans is pictured here, playing Wozzeck in 1973. Photo: Getty
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