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Thread #134020   Message #3050725
Posted By: Ron Davies
10-Dec-10 - 09:31 PM
Thread Name: Are most composers smokers?
Subject: RE: Are most composers smokers?
I hope the statement on Mahler and Handel is true. It would do wonders for classical music's sometimes stodgy image--stodgy except for some pictures of Jacqueline du Pres, and some other specifics.

But we'd need some evidence. Any links, direct quotes with source, etc?

At this point it hasn't risen above rumor status.