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The World's Greatest Music
Famous for football and rock bands, Manchester and its neighbours also boast some of the nation's most popular classical music and musicians. Follow Ben Fogle to the north west...
Royal Northern College of Music and its predecessor, the Royal Manchester College of Music, have produced countless great musicians including the composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who was born in nearby Salford, the pianist John Ogden who shared top prize with Vladimir Ashkenazy in the 1962 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition and another pianist, Stephen Hough from the Wirral near Liverpool.
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