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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.
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