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From the books of Jane Austen to Carmen, great literature has often been the inspiration behind great music, as this gallery proves...
This classic fairy tale was originally written by Charles Perrault in 'Histoires ou contes du temps passé'. The story is in two parts, which became two separate tales in a version by the Brothers Grimm. The tale prompted one of Tchaikovsky's most famous ballets - 'Sleeping Beauty' or 'Спящая красавица', first performed in 1890. Photo: Marc Haegeman
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