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Introducing the Baroque Theorbo

Introducing the Baroque Theorbo

Lutenist Elizabeth Kenny explains how and why the theorbo was developed in the 17th century, what it was used for, and what it's like to carry it around on the train.

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What is Chamber Music?

What is Chamber Music?

The term 'chamber' is often used to describe bands of various sizes, from string quartets to medium-sized orchestras. But what does 'chamber music' really mean?

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Max Explains…Where We Play

Max Explains…Where We Play

Our Principal Viola, Max Mandel, takes us on a tour of some of London's historic concert venues, from the Southbank Centre to The George Tavern.

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The Birth of the Symphony

The Birth of the Symphony

Dr Robert Samuels, Senior Lecturer in Music at the Open University, explains how the symphony came to be.

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Introducing Beethoven’s Contrabassooon

Introducing Beethoven’s Contrabassooon

David Chatterton introduces the contrabassoon as heard in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Haydn's Creation.

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John Butt on Telemann

John Butt on Telemann

Our Principal Artist John Butt explains why Telemann’s music is just as wonderful as that by Handel.

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5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About William Boyce

5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About William Boyce

Think you know old Bill inside out? Read on to discover some things you (probably) didn't know.

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5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Corelli

5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Corelli

Think you know everything there is to know about Corelli? Check you knowledge with a few facts you may not have known.

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