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Here are some unusual facts concerning famous composers:


Whenever he was conducting, Tchaikovsky always held his chin with his left hand because he was afraid his head might fall off.

 

Liszt received so many letters asking for a lock of his hair that he bought a dog and sent his admirers a piece of the dog’s fur.

 

Beethoven was once arrested while out walking because he was thought to be a tramp. He was rescued by the village music teacher, who immediately recognised him and confirmed to the police that he was indeed the person he claimed to be.