To be a composer you need a thick skin. Not only was it a regular occurrence for composers to be booed during concerts, but they also criticized each other. According to the Business Insider, composers rank 7th, with a score of 88/100 out of the world’s most competitive jobs. After reading these, you can see why.
They say Clementi lived in Mozart’s shadow—and insults.
That’s just plain mean!
Wagner was not a fan.
Tchaikovsky didn’t mince words.
We’re are not sure who he was yelling at exactly, but Beethoven seems very upset.
Written in a letter to Alma Mahler. See number 8 for the rebuttal.
Alma Mahler told Schoenberg about what Strauss said. This was his response.
Chopin to Berlioz—too many notes.
Sounds like a decent meal to me!
Bach vs. Bax
He seems nice.
Benjamin Britten had a sharp tongue.
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