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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.
Puccini was criticized during the war years for working on the opera 'La rondine' which had been commissioned by an Austrian theatre. Staunchly apolitical, Puccini did not participate in the public war effort, but privately helped individuals and families affected by the conflict.
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