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Deems Taylor
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    (December 22, 1885-July 3, 1966)
    Birth name was Joseph Deems Taylor
    Composed 'The King's Henchman (1927)'
    Music critic for the New York World
    Commentator for the New York Philharmonic
    Narrator of 'Fantasia (1940)'
    He did color commentary for opera broadcasts in the same way people would commentate sporting events.
    As a result, listeners would call in to complain about 'some idiot talking' over the music.
    He is best known as the condescending narrator of 'Fantasia (1940)' that tries to explain everything for idiots.
    For the 2000 re-release, his commentary in 'Fantasia' had to be dubbed by an actor because the soundtrack to his segments were badly damaged.
    His compositions were disliked by critics for their populist style.
    He composed the first opera that was broadcast on radio.
    He was a well-known music critic of his day.
    He knew a lot about classical music.
    He managed to earn a living.

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