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The World's Greatest Music
Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream: William Shakespeare's plays and poetry have inspired everything from artwork to movie adaptations. Find out which composers took inspiration from the great playwright, creating some brilliant classical music in its own right.
First written as a concert overture, Mendelssohn wrote his Midsummer Night's Dream when he was 17 years old. In 1842, 16 years later, the composer wrote incidental music to the play, including the famous 'Wedding March'.
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