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Classical music inspired by Shakespeare
The grand brass fanfares which kick off the overture of Debussy's Shakespearean incidental music are a far cry from the wispy flute theme from 'Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune'. Debussy only composed two movements to his 1904 work, King Lear - the powerful fanfare, and the eerie movement, 'Le Sommeil de Lear'.