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London's great landmarks and attractions have inspired composers over the centuries. Indulge in a spot of musical sightseeing with 15 of the best classical pieces inspired by the city. By Rob Weinberg.
'Cockaigne' was a term used in Elgar's day as a metaphor for gluttony and drunkenness, and the name was applied humorously to London. Elgar described his popular overture as 'cheerful and Londony...honest, healthy, humorous and strong, but not vulgar'. Listen out for cockneys, church bells, couples in love, and various brass bands.
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