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001 JOSEPH HAYDN AND THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD

Distance: 0 milesDate: 24th January (10:00)Price: £10.00 Duration: 1 hour

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Monday morning walking tour re-imagining London in the 1790s and incorporating the Changing of the Guard. The Austrian composer Joseph Haydn accepted an invitation to visit London at the beginning of 1791 and stayed four years. The tour begins at Piccadilly Circus and visits the places where he lived, put on concerts, attended the court, watched military bands, dated his girlfriend, attended a wedding, learned a country dance and wrote symphonies. He composed a dozen for London including the Military, The Clock, The Drumroll, The Miracle, The London and The Surprise. Your guide Rick Jones, a writer on music and former chief music critic of teh Evening Standard, explains the nicknames. Tickets £15, £10 concs. Meet Piccadilly Circus, 10.30am Mondays throughout January 2022







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