Symphony in D major Opus 12 No.1 (2) Adalbert Gyrowetz
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Great classical music inspired by books
Published in 1937, this highly praised novella by John Steinbeck (pictured) tells the story of George and Lennie, who move from place to place in Depression-era California, searching for new job opportunities. American composer Carlisle Floyd turned it into an opera in 1969 which has been performed frequently within the U.S.A.