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Coll Antropol. 2011 Dec;35(4):1327-31.

Known symptoms and diseases of a number of classical European composers during 17th and 20th century in relation with their artistic musical expressions.

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  • 1University of Zagreb, "Andrija Stampar" School of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia. jpucarin@snz.hr

Abstract

Medical history and relationship to the medical conditions as well as to the music creativity and productivity of some of the classical European composers have been described. In this review article we analyzed their illnesses as well as association between physical or mental diseases and their creativity and adaptability to disease. Some classical composers suffered from organic diseases, while others complained of mental disturbances. However, in spite of their disorders, the intensity of their creativity mostly remained unchanged.

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