The Great Composer Quiz – An Outcast in His Own Home

This Great Composer consistently found more success for his music beyond the borders of his native country than within, especially in Russia. In just one of many cases, after creating a massive admixture of opera and cantata then watching it fail at home after only two performances, our Great Composer replied, “[My country] is becoming more and more philistine towards music, and the more I see of foreign lands the less I love my own. Art, in my country, is dead; so I must go where it is still to be found.” So who was this man forsaken in his own land, this Great Composer?

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