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By 1749, Handel had assumed the position of supreme impresario on the London stage. In this last exploration of a "year in the life" of the composer, presenter Donald Macleod explores the story behind Handel's Music For The Royal Fireworks - with an extract played in Leopold Stokowski's full orchestral arrangement - and introduces a rarity: Handel's incidental music to Tobias Smollett's play "Alceste".

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Fri 20 Jul 2012 18:30

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