Classical Music is not always so polite.

We think of orchestral concerts as well-mannered, upper class affairs these days. You get dressed up, you choke back your coughs during pieces, you hold your applause until the end of the entire piece.

But art music has a long history of back-stabbing, drama, cruel affairs, and dark enigmas to go along with its storied history. Here’s just a little taste of how composers, critics, and performers have thought of each other across history.

http://www.classicfm.com/discover/music/composer-insults/

 

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