Sergei Diaghilev

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Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (31 March 187219 August 1929) was a Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes.


  • Tchaikovsky thought of committing suicide for fear of being discovered as a homosexual, but today, if you are a composer and not homosexual, you might as well put a bullet through your head.
    • In Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1999), 260:2

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