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The World's Greatest Music
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.
Originally ruled unfit for military service, Holst was offered music work at the end of the War with British troops in Salonika awaiting demobilisation. Because his surname looked too German, he had to change “von Holst” to “Holst”.
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