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The hardest music ever written?


The BBC Symphony orchestra is attempting to play one of the most difficult pieces of music by a radical British-born composer Brian Ferneyhough.

One of his works is so complex it requires a score that is 4ft (1.2m) thick.

Arts Correspondent Rebecca Jones investigates whether the music of Brian Ferneyhough is the hardest ever written.

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