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‘The Greatest Dream in the History of Dreams’

Many years ago, I was writing about Yevgeny Mravinsky, the great Russian conductor. For 50 years, he was capo of the Leningrad Philharmonic. I regarded him as a little unlucky. He was born in 1903. So he was 14 when the revolution came. He lived all the way until 1988 — just short of the collapse of the USSR. He enjoyed very little time before the revolution and none after.
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