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  • While the mystery of why Franz Schubert left his Symphony No. 8 unfinished may never be fully solved, one thing is clear: the power and beauty of the music he did complete continues to captivate and inspire audiences today.
  • Composer Georg Handel might be best known today for his "Messiah," but with his fiery temper, Handel could be quite the monster.
  • It's said that behind every great man, there's a great woman. And for Mozart, it turns out, that great woman was also a great storyteller.
  • Legend tells of a musician- and composer-turned-spy who might possibly have saved Queen Elizabeth. Or maybe he just wanted to cover his own butt...
  • Maurice Ravel's experiences in World War One influenced at least one piece of music he composed — "Le Tombeau de Couperin." The piece serves as a lasting tribute to friends lost in war.