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Cowan's Classics with Rob Cowan 7pm - 9pm
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Beautiful art by great composers and musicians
Musically they were poles apart, but Gershwin and Arnold Schoenberg became friends when the arch-modernist arrived in Los Angeles in 1935 as an impoverished exile. Both men shared passions for painting and tennis. Gershwin was the better painter, but at tennis Schoenberg refused to yield a point, stomping off like John McEnroe, if challenged.