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The World's Greatest Music
The composer who was gassed, the composers cut off from their royalties - and the one who gave his life to save his wife. You'll be touched by these stories of how the First World War affected great musicians.
Prior to the war, Bartók was travelling extensively, collecting and arranging folk music. The war’s outbreak brought an end to his expeditions and he went back to composing, writing a ballet, 'The Wooden Prince' and the second string quartet. He is pictured here collecting songs on a phonograph from Hungarian villagers. Photo: Getty
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