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The link roundup returns! Here's what you may have missed this week in the wide, wacky world of classical music.

Mayor Walsh has declared Nov. 3 to be David Hoose Day in the City of Boston. WCRB's Alan McLellan, who sings in Hoose’s ensemble, the Cantata Singers, explains what makes this conductor such an essential part of Boston’s cultural fabric.

It's easy to look at classical music like it's in a museum - clean, pristine, wholesome works, with their composers little more than names on placards beside them. But, as you've probably guessed, "clean and pristine" is not always accurate. For Halloween, let's take a little detour into the underworld of classical music - and explore a few of the sordid details there.

Everyone loves a good ghost story, after all. 

Image of Auguste Rodin's sculpture "Les bourgeois de Calais"
Adam Rzepka / Musée Rodin, Paris

Conductor Gil Rose discusses Donizetti's "Siege of Calais," and the thrill and value in dusting off this unknown work by one of the opera world's most well-known stars.

Attributes of Music, by Anne Vallayer-Coster
Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Here at WCRB there are a few pieces that, when we play them on the air, we crank the volume on our radios and rock out. But we've just discovered that, for at least three years, we've been attributing one of those pieces to the wrong composer... kind of.

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