William Herschel

Astronomer and composer. Born 15 November 1738. Died 25 August 1822
William Herschel
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1738-11-15
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William Herschel

William Herschel Biography (Wikipedia)

Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a German-born British astronomer, composer and brother of fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel, with whom he worked. Born in the Electorate of Hanover, Herschel followed his father into the Military Band of Hanover, before migrating to Great Britain in 1757 at the age of nineteen.

Herschel constructed his first large telescope in 1774, after which he spent nine years carrying out sky surveys to investigate double stars. Herschel published catalogues of nebulae in 1802 (2,500 objects) and in 1820 (5,000 objects). The resolving power of the Herschel telescopes revealed that many objects called nebulae in the Messier catalogue were actually clusters of stars. On 13 March 1781 while making observations he made note of a new object in the constellation of Gemini. This would, after several weeks of verification and consultation with other astronomers, be confirmed to be a new planet, eventually given the name of Uranus. This was the first planet to be discovered since antiquity and Herschel became famous overnight. As a result of this discovery, George III appointed him Court Astronomer. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society and grants were provided for the construction of new telescopes.

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Symphony No 12 in D major (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 12 in D major (3rd mvt)
William Herschel
Sonata in D, Op.4`4
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Sonata in D, Op.4`4
William Herschel
Symphony No 13 in D major
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Symphony No 13 in D major
William Herschel
Symphony no. 13 in D
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Symphony no. 13 in D
William Herschel
Symphony No 2 in D major
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Symphony No 2 in D major
William Herschel
Symphony No.8 in C minor
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Symphony No.8 in C minor
William Herschel
Symphony No 14 in D major
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Symphony No 14 in D major
William Herschel
Symphony No 2 in D major (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in D major (1st mvt)
William Herschel
Sonata In D Major Opus 4 No 4
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Sonata In D Major Opus 4 No 4
William Herschel
Sonata in D, Op 4 No 4
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Sonata in D, Op 4 No 4
Richard Woodhams
Oboe Concerto in C (3rd mvt: Allegretto)
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Oboe Concerto in C (3rd mvt: Allegretto)

Oboe Concerto in C (3rd mvt: Allegretto)

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Mozart Orchestra
Conductor
David Jerome
William Herschel
Symphony No 8 - Allegro Assai
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Symphony No 8 - Allegro Assai
Tom Bowling & William Herschel
Symphony No. 8 in C minor
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Symphony No. 8 in C minor
William Herschel
Symphony no.17 in C - second movement: Adagio
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Symphony no.17 in C - second movement: Adagio
William Herschel
Symphony no.12 third movement Allegro Assai
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Symphony no.12 third movement Allegro Assai
William Herschel
Prelude for Organ
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Prelude for Organ
William Herschel
Symphony no. 17 in C major
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Symphony no. 17 in C major
William Herschel
Symphony No.2 in D major (first movement)
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Symphony No.2 in D major (first movement)
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