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Was 2013 a vintage year for classical music? Catherine Bott looks back on her ten musical landmarks of the year just past, including the Verdi and Wagner bicentenaries and the deaths of Colin Davis and John Tavener.
Another neglected composer with a significant anniversary – he died on 28 December 1963 - is Paul Hindemith. "He gets a 12-page entry in Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, which praises the 'consummate technique and authentic sound' of his music, but somehow he never captured the popular imagination," says Catherine.
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