La boutique fantasque - Concert Suite Gioachino Rossini
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Football-mad musicians: music's obsession with the beautiful game
While he's not a huge name when it comes to composing, Finland-born Osmo Tapio Everton Räihälä's work dedicated to the majesty of Everton's Duncan Ferguson caused a stir at the club. Entitled 'Barlinnie Nine' (presumably a reference to HM Prison Barlinnie, where Ferguson was once an inmate), the orchestral piece was premiered on the same day that Ferguson scored the only goal in the FA Cup Final against Manchester United.