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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.
Stravinsky (right) was living in Switzerland when fighting broke out. The war, and subsequent Russian Revolution, made it impossible for him to return to his homeland. He struggled financially as it wasn’t possible for him to collect the royalties from his ballets for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes. Stravinsky is pictured here with Diaghilev. Photo: Getty
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