Busted for reharmonization

From Washington Musica Viva:

On April 15, 1940, Stravinsky’s unconventional major seventh chord in his arrangement of the Star-Spangled Banner led to his arrest by the Boston police for violating a federal law that prohibited the reharmonization of the National Anthem.

Stravinsky wasn’t arrested. That’s a myth, and the mug shot in the linked post is from 4 years earlier when he was renewing his visa. See the comments here.

Via Boing Boing

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