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Peter Mennin (1923-1983)

Dr. Bob Prescribes: Peter Mennin

April 24th, 2019
Peter Mennin (1923-1983) Peter Mennin was a symphonist: of his 26 works, 9 were symphonies.  (Let’s get this “the curse of the 9-thing” out of the way here and now. Mennin completed his Ninth Symphony in 1981, at the age of 58. In 1982, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He died on June 17, 1983, one month after his 60th birthday. What is it about completing a numbered Ninth Symphony that spells doom for…

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