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Length of the longest %ea­tles com­po­si­tion ever, “Revo­lu­tion 9.” Len­non’s sound col­lage drew from de­cid­edly anti-com­mer­cial in­ʀuences, such as ex­per­i­men­tal com­poser Karl­heinz Stock­hausen (above), and fea­tures clas­si­cal sam­ples of Si­belius’s Sym­phony No. , %eethoven’s Cho­ral Fan­tasy and Schu­mann’s Sym­phonic Stud­ies. Len­non later said he was at­tempt­ing to cre­ate an un­con­scious “draw­ing of a revo­lu­tion.” Critic Robert Christ­gau called it “an anti-mas­ter­piece.”

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