Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Did You Know?

This is to be a short post. If my readers like the concept, I may turn it into a serial, adding to its archives every week or some other predetermined time. Now for the body of this post:

Did you know that George Frederick Handel's eyesight began to fail in 1751 after having surgery performed on his eyes by the same man who operated on Bach's eyes, I believe to remove cataracts? I begin to think that this occulist, whose name is now lost to history did not like music or something. Composers, check references before you ask for surgery on your eyes.


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