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Old 12-12-2016, 09:59 PM   #1
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The Spirit of Great Composers

This from The Spectator, which might be of interest; the drinking habits of some great composers. No doubt a consequence of anxiety, loneliness and isolation (the latter with Beethoven), I'm not surprised to read any of this. I feel certain that both Brahms and Beethoven would have lived longer, healthier lives if they'd found "a second self".
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:25 PM   #2
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Mmmm. A most interesting article. I feel a bit thirsty now ......
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:19 AM   #3
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Undoubtedly these composers drank far more than we would consider healthy today, but I think this was typical of many people in past centuries, particularly when you consider the quality of the drinking water!
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