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LISZTS | 15 Of The Best Insults By Composers

By Ludwig Van on November 27, 2014

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.

1:

Mozart

They say Clementi lived in Mozart’s shadow—and insults.

 2:

96e/12/koch/3757/ac06

That’s just plain mean!

 3: Wagner-update

Wagner was not a fan.

4:

Rossini

Zing!

5:

tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky didn’t mince words.

6:

beethoven

We’re are not sure who he was yelling at exactly, but Beethoven seems very upset.

7:

Romantik und Resignation - Der späte Richard Strauß

Written in a letter to Alma Mahler. See number 8 for the rebuttal.

8:

Schoenberg

Alma Mahler told Schoenberg about what Strauss said. This was his response.

 9:

chopinChopin to Berlioz—too many notes.

10:

berlioz

Sounds like a decent meal to me!

11:

Igor Stravinsky Conducting

Poor Rachmaninov.

12:

bax

Bach vs. Bax

 13:

saint-updateHe seems nice.

14:

Benjamin

Benjamin Britten had a sharp tongue.

15:

prokofiev

#Ouch

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