Herschel And The Music Of The Stars

Joseph Haydn, the most famous composer of his time, while in London in 1792 visits Wilhelm/William Herschel, famed astronomer and discoverer of Uranus, and his homemade reflecting telescope almost as tall as a church steeple. When the two giants of the Age of Reason meet, Haydn’s traditional world collides head-on with the cosmic experiences of Sir William. Did this plausible but unconfirmed meeting inspire Haydn's greatest work, The Creation?


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