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In Episode 3 of the Birth of British Music seriesCharles Hazlewood explores William Herschel�s discovery of the planet Uranus with the scientist Chris Lintott � they speculate on the possible impact of this on Haydn�s creative imagination. Watch a sequence looks at another discovery of Herschel�s � infra-red.

Haydn�s orchestral concerts were expensive and exclusive:
many people discovered his symphonies through chamber arrangements. Watch a group of chamber musicians as they discover Haydn's orchestral writing in an informal rehearsal.

Watch tenor Toby Spence performing the original 1740 version of Thomas Arne�s 'Rule Britannia'.

Watch an extended interview with Marshall Marcus, Head of Music, Southbank Centre navigation


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