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The Birth of British Music


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New series. 1/4. Purcell: the Londoner Conductor Charles Hazlewood uses the lives and music of four great composers to explore the history of British music, starting with Henry Purcell , whose output included tavern songs, glorious sacred music and pioneering stage works. As well as investigating the 17th-century composer's life in London, Hazlewood attends the Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph to show how his work remains central to our lives today. Featuring performances by Charles Hazlewood's Army of Generals, Sir John Tomlinson and the Choir of Westminster Abbey. Director Andy King-Dabbs ; Series producer Helen Mansfield
Showing in HD on the BBC HD channel on Monday at 8pm A performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas is on Friday at 8.05pm on BBC4 As part of BBC Radio 3's Mendelssohn Weekend, Charles Hazlewood conducts a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream tomorrow at 8pm. The production is also available to watch: via the red button The Inside Story: page 48


Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Sir John Tomlinson
Director: Andy King-Dabbs
Producer: Helen Mansfield
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood

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The Birth of British Music

BBC Two England, 9 May 2009 20.00

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