Tag: influenza

  • How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Shaped Classical Music

    How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Shaped Classical Music

    In the June 2020 issue of BBC Music Magazine I look at various ways in which composers were impacted by the flu epidemic of 1918-20. The virus, which wreaked havoc for nearly three years and left at least 50 million people dead including about 675,000 in the U.S., impacted music in ways both significant and […]