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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 character Anne Elliot in Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' plays the piano well but ‘having no voice, no knowledge of the harp and no fond parents to sit by and fancy themselves delighted, her performance was little thought of’. For the 1995 film version of 'Persuasion' - starring Amanda Root as Anne - soundtrack composer Jeremy Sams incorporated Chopin preludes and two Sarabandes by J.S. Bach into his exquisite score.
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