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Everybody's talking about the new season of Netflix drama Orange is the New Black, which details the trials (quite literally) and tribulations of an unlikely inmate adjusting to life behind bars.

J.S. Bach, the periwigged gentleman and composer of some of classical music's most glorious masterpieces, might also strike you as an unlikely inmate. But between a court appearance after a nasty knife fight and time in the slammer following an employment issue, his life was far from harmonious.

And Bach wasn't the only classical composer to strike a legal discord.

Homemade hand grenades, double murders and abduction of a respectable woman. It’s all right here, in these stories of 10 classical composers who've had run-ins with the law. Open the gallery above to see them all.

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Orange is the new Bach: 10 classical composers with run-ins with the law

Everybody's talking about the new season of Netflix drama Orange is the New Black, which details the…

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