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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.
Elgar based a 1917 song-cycle, 'The Fringes of the Fleet', on wartime nautical poems by Rudyard Kipling. They were premièred in a variety show at the London Coliseum. Kipling was upset at a later performance, after his son was reported missing.
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