Saturday, February 18, 2012
The 'Curse of the Ninth'
Amazing story in L.A. Times on debut of Philip Glass's new 9th Symphony at Carnegie Hall, and the long history of famous composers afraid to write a ninth symphony after doing so allegedly killed Beethoven and Schubert. Sure enough, this week at the Glass event, someone collapsed and medics needed to be called. Glass says he hurriedly wrote a 10th symphony, not wishing to tempt fate knocking at the door.