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The World's Greatest Music
According to folklore, if it's rainy on St Swithin's Day, it'll rain every day for the following 40 days. At Classic FM we're a pretty optimistic bunch, but if you're unlucky enough to be caught in a shower on 15 July, allow us to recommend a suitably stormy soundtrack for your summer...
Britten certainly knew how to write an impressive storm sequence. Ominous booms from the timpani, the sounds of thunder and lightning, and a frenetic tune from the strings characterise the music, taken from his Four Sea Interludes in Peter Grimes.
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