Stanley Takes Over from Handel
Donald Macleod focuses on how John Stanley's organ performances captivated audiences, including Handel.
John Stanley's virtuoso performances on the organ regularly packed out services at the churches where he worked in eighteenth century London. In spite of being blind since the age of 2, he had a stellar career there as a performer and composer, with Handel amongst those who would crowd in to the church to hear him improvise. Even Royalty approved, and in 1779 Stanley succeeded William Boyce as Master of His Majesty's Music. Presented by Donald Macleod.
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