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Despite the frigid connotations of its label, classical music of the kind exemplified by our Bach pieces is the very opposite of frozen in its presumed grandeur. Lend it an ear, and it will effortlessly shuck off the dead-marble aspect of its own status and come to as much life as you can handle. Lawrence Kramer Why Classical Music Still Matters

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Cyril Scott (1879-1970)
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