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The MusicAtlas data for the United Kingdom and Ireland were in need for a major update. This has now been done, so the information is now much more accurate. Also a first version of the music places for France (except Paris) have now been added. Some works is still needed on that, but it is already a fairly complete music guide for your travels.

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Composer: Terence Thomas
Introduction, from the ballet "New England Trilogy"
© Terence Thomas, Published with permission
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Composer: Terence Thomas
Pas De Deux, from the ballet "New England Trilogy"
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Composer: Terence Thomas
Coda, from the ballet "New England Trilogy"
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Composer: Terence Thomas
Familiar Ground, from the ballet "Strange places"
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Composer: Terence Thomas
The Journey Begins, from the ballet "Strange places"
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(1735) Georg Friedrich [George Frideric] Händel: Premiere of Alcina, in London, England.
(1849) Giacomo Meyerbeer: Premiere of Le Prophète, in Paris, France.
(1928) Joseph Matthias Hauer: Premiere of Wandlungen, in Baden-Baden, Germany.
(1962) Krzysztof Penderecki: Premiere of Polymorphia, in Hamburg, Germany.
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