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Music

I could be dead soon. What should I listen to?

Damian Thompson wonders whether he has time to appreciate Suk's Asrael Symphony or Hindemith's Mathis der Maler

24 May 2014

9:00 AM

24 May 2014

9:00 AM

If I live as long as my father, I’ll be checking out on 9 December 2017. Since every man in my family drops dead of a heart attack at a ridiculously young age, it’s not inconceivable. I mean, obviously the chances of me dying on precisely that day are tiny, but it’s my ballpark figure.

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