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The Restoration

Episode 14 of 30

The return of Charles II from exile heralded a revival in English music. Among several composers to emerge was Henry Purcell.

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

14/30. The Restoration

The return of Charles II from exile heralded a revival in English music. Among several composers to emerge was Henry Purcell, who wrote a song for the king's birthday when he was only 11.

Read by Simon Russell Beale.

15 minutes

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