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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.
Bax was prevented from enlisting because of a heart condition and spent the war years composing. Bax's haven and retreat was Ireland and the Easter Rebellion there disturbed him more than the Great War did. Bax composed his famous 'Tintagel', inspired by the Cornish castle ruins (pictured) in 1917. Photo: Getty
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