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Music for Royal Fireworks

Duration: 02:36

David Starkey reveals the origins of Handel's Music for Royal Fireworks - in an unpopular peace treaty, and a notorious London pleasure ground

Available since: Sat 27 Jul 2013

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David Starkey's Music and Monarchy Great British Music

3/4 The exploration of how the monarchy shaped Britain's music reaches the 18th century.

First broadcast: 03 Aug 2013

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