Heard on KBAQ:
Composer Rossini (of William Tell Overture or ‘Lone Ranger’ fame) was notorious for being a procrastinator. He’d been commissioned to write an overture. There remained just one more day before the performance, and Rossini had not even started writing it. The producer locked him in a room, saying “I’m not letting you out until you finish it.” Rossini wrote out one page of music at a time, it was passed out the window to waiting musicians, and the musical performance started on time. But just barely!
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