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How Bach and Brahms Made a Living

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How Bach and Brahms Made a Living

How Bach and Brahms Made a Living

How Bach and Brahms Made a Living

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It's easy to imagine the great composers living in a rarefied world, surrounded by their art and their admirers. But music commentator Miles Hoffman reminds us that Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart all had to make money — and that wasn't always easy.