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The World's Greatest Music
England's musical heritage is rich and diverse, so we've picked the most English of English music to celebrate St George's Day on 23 April.
Suffolk-born Britten was inspired by the tragic tale of fisherman Peter Grimes after reading 'The Borough', a poem by Gorge Crabbe. The opera was first performed in 1945, and it's now viewed as one of the most important English operas of the 20th century.
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