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Jane Austen and Classical Music
The character Anne Elliot in Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' plays the piano well but ‘having no voice, no knowledge of the harp and no fond parents to sit by and fancy themselves delighted, her performance was little thought of’. For the 1995 film version of 'Persuasion' - starring Amanda Root as Anne - soundtrack composer Jeremy Sams incorporated Chopin preludes and two Sarabandes by J.S. Bach into his exquisite score.