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The World's Greatest Music
From the books of Jane Austen to Carmen, great literature has often been the inspiration behind great music, as this gallery proves...
One of the first bestsellers - and dismissed by Dr Johnson as too fashionable for its own good - 'Tristram Shandy' is the favourite novel of Michael Nyman (pictured) who has not yet finished his opera of the book. At least five excerpts have been performed publicly, and one has been released on a commercial recording.
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