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Part 01: Purcell's Rondeau from Abdelazar

Duration: 04:29

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) - Rondeau, from Abdelazar

Andrew Manze conducts one of the earliest pieces of music that could be said to be for an orchestra. Only four players: 2 violins, 1 viola and 1 cello. The piece is a simple dance in 3/4.

Available since: Mon 19 Nov 2012

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Anatomy of an Orchestra

Associate Guest Conductor Andrew Manze explains to schools how an orchestra works.

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