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Short sci-fi story involving revival of a classical composer

Although a bit older than what you suggest, this may be James Blish's 1956 short story A Work of Art. The reincarnated composer is Richard Strauss. The end is somewhat as you state, Strauss is ...
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Short story about reincarnation and inheriting debt from your previous lives

Possibly Saving for a Sunny Day by Ian Watson. It starts: When Jimmy was six years old, and able to think about money, a charming lady representative from the Life-Time Bank visited him and his ...
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90s novel, man reincarnates several times at a specific date and time after a heart attack, studies his condition with a woman who also experiences it

This is Replay by Ken Grimwood. Exactly as you recall, the novel starts with the protagonist "dying" of a massive heart attack -- and waking up as his much younger self. He finds the woman ...
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Character reincarnated...as a snail

This is "The Sign" by Lord Dunsany. It's described on a message board as follows: Another of Jorkens' tall tales from the billiard room, this one concerning the transmigration of the soul. Horcher,...
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Manhwa where the female main character is killed by her family and reincarnated in the same world

This is Into the Light, Once Again When Princess Alisa is framed for a terrible crime, she is shocked to learn that her own family wants her executed. Feeling defeated, she finds herself reborn as ...
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Manga about a girl who is reborn in the world of her favourite video game as her half elf game character

Is this Heartwarming Isekai Reincarnation Days: Level Max, Item Carryover! I'm the Strongest Little Girl...? A young girl dies on Christmas day and is reincarnated into the world of her favorite game ...
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Novel about reincarnated lovers across history

It's Merlin's Ring by H.Warner Munn, isn't it? Edited to add comments from Astrid Redfern into the answer body: Checking Goodreads reviews: goodreads.com/review/show/27219693 and goodreads.com/review/...
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The main character is reincarnated in his own world, due to his crest holding him back from being able to reach his full potential

The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest. From Baka-Updates: In a certain world, there was someone who excelled in magic combat, people called him "Sage". Seeking the strongest combat art, ...
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Short scifi story of a man who can remember his past lives because of a grudge with an angel

Time Travel for Pedestrians by Ray Nelson. I read it in Again, Dangerous Visions. The protagonist takes a drug that allows him to visit past lives. The scene with the knight is particularly graphic ...
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Manga where the main character kills the Demon Lord (as well as his own friends)

I believe you are looking for FFF-Class Trashero. The first chapter has the hero slaying the demon king, then a goddess come to him with a report card. He has an F rank in personality, so he is ...
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Is there any evidence that Yoda reincarnates?

It's hinted, from the evidence present in The Mandalorian, that baby Yoda isn't, in fact, the reincarnation of Yoda Senior. In Chapter 3: The Sin, we see a flashback of This sets The Mandalorian ...
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Manga in which a strong magician kept reincarnating so that he could finally be born with symbol suitable for magician?

You are looking for Shikkaku Mon no Saikyou Kenja The world's strongest sage will stop at nothing to achieve greatness⁠—not even reincarnation! But while his rebirth goes better than he could have ...
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Manga: magic user gets reincarnated as his descendant

I believe this is The Unsuccessful yet Academically Unparalleled Sage ~A Cheating S-Rank Sorcerer's Post-Rebirth Adventurer Log~ The main character was considered one of the most powerful magic users ...
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Manga/manwha where female lead reincarnates as a maid

The Wolf Lord's Lady...? From Baka-Updates: The previous lords have committed as many atrocities as possible to fill their bellies. I, the only daughter of that house, had discovered that my servant ...
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Manga about a grand mage who uses lightning magic and reincarnates as his own descendant

This is The Unsuccessful yet Academically Unparalleled Sage - A Cheating S-Rank Sorcerer's Post-Rebirth Adventurer Log. From Baka-Updates: After reincarnating in a different world, the great sage ...
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Manga where a girl is reincarnated, becomes a maid for the king and queen, and discovers her one brother is God of Death

This is I Was Reborn as a Housekeeper in a Parallel World! Erena, a high school girl, died in a fire... but she was reborn in a parallel world! She now works as a housekeeper for a wealthy elderly ...
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Help find Manhwa about a girl reincarnated who wants to get along with her step-kids

This is The Fantasie of a Stepmother. It is licensed by Tapas. They called her the Iron Widow. When her husband died, he left her to manage not only his vast holdings but also his four children. ...
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Manhwa about character who maxes out stats by repeating the first level?

A very similar question was asked on Reddit. I need help remembering a manhwa. The details I remember are: The MC revived in the past I think He entered some kind of dungeon where he had to pass ...
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A girl is adopted by a heroic duke, but is sacrificed to save the world. She comes back to life and this time picks the villainess duke to adopt her

Is this The Baby Raising a Devil...? Lablaine had already lived her life three times, and was now living it again. Due to a misinterpretation of an oracle, she had been raised as a "Child of ...
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Manhwa where a girl is adopted by a duke. The dukes eat a strange fruit to support the mansion

This is A World Without You. After being taken in by the noble house of Nacht, Sienna grew up with her adopted sister, Lorena, who she believed to be the sweetest, kindest person in the world. But ...
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Manga about hero who kills a demon king, but is reincarnated by a dragon's heart

I think this might be Tsuyokute New Saga. Synopsis from MyAnimeList: At long last, the demon invasion is over. The hero Kyle Lenard has struck down the Demon Lord with the aid of his companions and ...
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Manhua about a guy being reincarnated with an invincible domain system

I found it. It's called 'Invincible at the Start' “Ding, the host has opened the invincible field! As long as the host is invincible in the field…!” As a nerd, Chen Changan travels through the ...
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Novel or webnovel about a guy whose brother is killed by a drunk driver. After killing the driver, he commits suicide and is reincarnated

Could this be Supreme Magus (2019) by Legion20...? From Google Books: Derek McCoy was a man who spent his entire life facing adversity and injustice. After being forced to settle with surviving ...
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Manhwa where the female lead has two brothers and is allergic (?) to black flowers

This is The Taming of the Tyrant, aka I Tamed a Tyrant and Ran Away. All Charlize Ronan ever wanted was to bring honor to her family. But instead, she is forced into becoming a “living sword” -- a ...
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Manga where the female lead is reborn years later

I am very sure this is The Lady and the Beast. This is only the beginning of the story (first two to three chapters), but everything matches (red haired female protagonist that kills a king with a ...
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A girl with ginger hair is reincarnated into a novel that I think was called "Hestia's Men"

Is this I Don't Want to Be an Ojakgyo...? I was reincarnated as a supporting character in a novel. And on top of that, I had the role of a ‘magpie bridge’ inside the romance story <Hestia’s Boys&...
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Looking for manga about reincarnated boy, abandoned by parents for lack of skills, and becomes a young adventurer named Larucu

I don't know if it's a perfect match, but this sounds similar to Shoki Skill Ga Benri Sugite Isekai Seikatsu ga Tanoshisugiru!; ("The Initial Skill Is Too Convenient and Life in the Otherworld Is ...
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Isekai manga where a guy gets reincarnated as a nobleman's son and invents Othello

I believe this is Tensei Shite Inaka de Slowlife wo Okuritai, also known as, I want a slow life in the countryside after reincarnation The main character is reincarnated as Alfred Slowlet, a nobleman'...
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Manhua where MC cultivates with pills to get stronger

This looks very close to the first book of William D. Arand's Veilverse series, Cultivating Chaos. another world where cultivation exists: check. “Hello,” said a rather chipper voice from nowhere. ...
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Manga/manhwa about a female lead who is reincarnated/reborn as a magician, then exiled to a snowy territory

This is Author of My Own Destiny, aka I Became the Wife of the Male Lead. Evil mage Fiona Green was destined to die at the hands of the protagonist couple in “The Emperor and the Saint.” That is, ...
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