The renowned London biographer Peter Ackroyd narrates the ambitious attempt of a team of historical experts to discover the remarkable story behind the 1717 premiere of Handelís Water Music on the Thames. The result is the second-ever performance on the river, filmed in costume on a regal-style period barge against the backdrop of the present-day Thames from Whitehall to Chelsea. Includes performances by The English Concert of favorite movements from the F major and D major Suites.
Narrated in English, with French, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles.
Filmed on the River ThamesThe English Concert Directed by: Andrew Manze
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