Article of the Day: The Curse of the Ninth

Article of the Day:
The Curse of the Ninth

The Curse of the Ninth is the superstition that a composer will die after writing a ninth symphony. Belief in the curse arose after Beethoven, Dvorák, and Schubert—among others—all died after composing their ninth symphonies. Mahler, perhaps the first prominent composer to fear the curse, attempted to elude it by naming his ninth symphony “The Song of the Earth,” but he died after writing “Symphony No. 9″—which was technically his 10th. Who are the other supposed victims of the curse? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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