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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.
Occitan, the historical language spoken in Auvergne in south central France, inspired the composer Canteloube to write his well-loved Songs of the Auvergne for soprano and orchestra. The best known is the "Baïlèro", which has been frequently recorded.
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