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In the 1930s, the sixtysomething Koechlin became besotted with the Hollywood starlet Lilian Harvey, composing over 100 pieces for her. Donald Macleod outlines a musical obsession, and explores Koechlin's unique "Seven Stars" Symphony - a symphony with each movement depicting a different actor of the silver screen. He also looks at Koechlin's relationship with his favourite pupil Catherine Urner - a meeting of musical minds that would blossom into love...and end in tragedy.

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Wed 31 Oct 2012 18:30

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