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Freud and the High “C” is a spoof on Freud who, with few
exceptions such as Mozart, disliked music. The composition touches on the
personalities of the composers who ranged from murderers and self-destroyers to
those who had some strange personal habits. This strategy was utilized to allow
my heroine to have “musical” nightmares. The idea of the High “C” came
from the play with orchestra “Every good boy deserves a favor” by Tom
Stoppard. In the play one of the Ivanovs is incarcerated in an institution as a
psychotic who always hears the High “C.”
Hilary Koprowski was born in Warsaw, Poland. He graduated in piano from the Warsaw Conservatory but turned to medicine, obtained his M.D. degree in Warsaw in 1939, and adopted scientific research as his life’s work. He continued his musical studies in Rome, where he graduated from the Santa Cecilia Academy in 1940. It is only now, following great success and notoriety in his career as a scientist, that Dr. Koprowski has allowed himself the time to pursue his musical interests that have always meant so much to him.
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