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HAYDN VIDEOS

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In Episode 3 of the Birth of British Music seriesCharles Hazlewood explores William Herschel’s discovery of the planet Uranus with the scientist Chris Lintott – they speculate on the possible impact of this on Haydn’s creative imagination. Watch a sequence looks at another discovery of Herschel’s – infra-red.

Haydn’s orchestral concerts were expensive and exclusive:
many people discovered his symphonies through chamber arrangements. Watch a group of chamber musicians as they discover Haydn's orchestral writing in an informal rehearsal.

Watch tenor Toby Spence performing the original 1740 version of Thomas Arne’s 'Rule Britannia'.

Watch an extended interview with Marshall Marcus, Head of Music, Southbank Centre

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