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10 works of classical music inspired by the Old Testament
The opera which is considered to have permanently established Verdi's reputation as a composer, Nabucco follows the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted, conquered, and subsequently exiled from their homeland by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. The best-known number from the opera is the "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, which is an all-time Classic FM Hall of Fame favourite.