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27/04/1749 First performance of George Frideric Handel's 'Fireworks Music'

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Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks (Proms 2012)

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George Frideric Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks

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Music for the Royal Fireworks -- George Frederic Handel

Handel composed „Fireworks Music“ under a contract of George II of Great Britain. The work was performed during the fireworks in Green Park, in London, as a way to celebrate the end of the War of the Austrian Succession. The musicians were in a specially constructed building, designed by theater designer Servandoni.
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