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The Birth of British Music


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3/4. Joseph Haydn : the Celebrity. Charles Hazlewood profiles the Austrian-born composer and his strong links to Britain. A shrewd businessman, Haydn saw that London, with its burgeoning appetite for subscription concerts, was the ideal place for his career and personal fortune to develop. Hazlewood also explores Haydn's fascination with science and the structure of the universe, travelling to the Esterhazy Palace near Vienna, where he worked for more than three decades, and also to Scotland to investigate his association with some famous Scottish folk songs. Director Francesca Kemp ; Series producer Helen Mansfield Showing in HD on the BBC HD channel on Monday at 8pm Mr Haydn 's London Experience is on Tuesday at 1.30pm on BBC Radio 4 (), while Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross is showing on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC4


Unknown: Joseph Haydn
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Director: Francesca Kemp
Producer: Helen Mansfield
Unknown: Mr Haydn

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The Birth of British Music

BBC Two England, 23 May 2009 20.50

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