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The World's Greatest Music
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen enjoyed music. She played the piano every day, compiled her own albums of sheet music, and danced when others played. And music plays an important role in her novels and movie adaptations of her books.
The once popular Johann Baptist Cramer (1771-1858) is the only real composer whose name is mentioned in any of Jane Austen's novels. Some of Cramer's music was owned by the character Jane Fairfax in 'Emma'. After the arrival of her new Broadwood piano, Fairfax also plays the tune 'Robin Adair'; Jane Austen had several versions of this song in her collection.
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