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You may never have heard the names Hans Rott, Felix Draeseke or Ina Boyle, but these composers crafted hidden gems that are definitely worth rediscovering! In this episode, we'll talk about Bruckner’s exceptional student and a good friend of Mahler, Hans Rott, who died in total obscurity when he was only 25 but left behind a revelatory Symphony in E major. In contrast, Felix Draeseke was greatly admired in his day! The prolific Irish composer Ina Boyle wrote Elegy and The Transfiguration, going to such lengths as to cross the sea for lessons with Vaughan Williams in order to hone her craft.