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Martin Katz

Kerrytown's WolfFEST

A neglected great gets his due

From the October, 2003 issue

So if Hugo Wolf is the greatest song composer in the history of the German language, how come he wasn't famous? Because he had syphilis and died insane? Schubert had syphilis, and Schumann died insane, and no one held it against their songs. Because by the fin de sicle, songs had become passé and only operas and symphonic poems were considered

 
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