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From Wagner's 'Siegfried Idyll' to Berlioz's 'Symphonie Fantastique', some of the greatest music ever written was inspired by the composers' friends and lovers. But it wasn't always smooth sailing for the men and women who found themselves the object of composers' affections…
When Berlioz saw actress Harriet Smithson performing he was inspired to write his Symphonie fantastique. The pair went on to marry… But the marriage was disastrous – they divorced seven years later.
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