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While America celebrated Independence Day on 4 July 1862, one of the best-loved children’s books – “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” – was beginning on a boat trip along the river Isis near Oxford in England. To stop his young friend Alice growing bored, Lewis Carroll (the pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) began to tell her a story “with a lot of nonsense in it”. Like Lewis Carroll, some composers’ best works are their works written for children.

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