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Classical Composers and Their Clunkers

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Classical Composers and Their Clunkers

Classical Composers and Their Clunkers

Classical Composers and Their Clunkers

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NPR's Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman about classical music "turkeys." Even the best composers had their failures. Brahms was known to burn the pieces he didn't like, and the critics weren't always kind to the darlings of their day.