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The World's Greatest Music
With the Olympics done and dusted, it's time to turn our attention to other sporting events: namely, the new football season, starting this Friday. But, being Classic FM, we couldn't resist a little delve into the archives to see which composers and musicians throughout history have been inspired by football. Whether they were ardent supporters of particular clubs or just loved the beautiful game, we've put them into a handy list for you.
The BBC's coverage of the 1998 World Cup was soundtracked by this elegant little piece, until then not one of Faure's best known works. Since then, it's undergone a resurgence and is now one of the composer's most-performed works.
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