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The French landscape, towns and cities have entranced composers and inspired them to create superb classical works. To mark the Classic FM Full Works Concert's French Week, here is our own tour of the best French views and the music they inspired.
Arles in the south of France was home to painter Vincent van Gogh, who produced more than 300 paintings and drawings here. Bizet wrote the incidental music to Daudet's play L'Arlésienne ('The Girl from Arles'), including several folk-like themes and three existing tunes from a folk-music collection published by Vidal of Aix in 1864.
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