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Stayin’ alive! How music has battled pandemics for 2,700 years – The Guardian

Stayin’ alive! How music has battled pandemics for 2,700 years – The Guardian

D isease is on the prowl. As locals conceal behind locked doors, barely a footstep is heard on Milan’s patched streets. A strict quarantine is in impact, and all commerce, trade and public life have vanished. The area around Il Duomo, the city’s elaborate cathedral, stands empty. Fearing contagion, all spiritual gatherings have been banned. …

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