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Haydn's Head

Episode 5 of 5

Professor Robert Winston explores the events leading up to the night when two men opened Haydn's grave and stole his head in the hope of discovering the secret of his genius.

Series considering different aspects of Haydn's life, work and reputation.

Professor Robert Winston explores the events leading up to the night when two men opened the composer's grave shortly after his death in 1809, and stole his head in the hope of discovering the secret of his genius. He also looks at the impact the phrenology movement had on modern-day thinking.

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Fri 23 Oct 2009 23:15

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