Thursday, March 11, 2010

Forgotten History: The Music of William Boyce

Whom do you think of if I say "brilliant European composer born in the 18th century who made gorgeous music even though he lost his hearing?"

The obvious answer is German Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).

The less obvious answer is Englishman William Boyce (1711-1779).

The always-informative blog Brits at Their Best introduce you to this remarkable figure in musical history here and here.

Take a listen too. Beautiful!

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