Herschel And The Music Of The Stars

In a July afternoon of 1792 Joseph Haydn, the most famous composer of his time, moves from Vienna to Windsor Castle to see the "Miracle of Slough". It is a new kind of telescope, as high as a church tower, invented by the astronomer Friedrich William Herschel, the discoverer of Uranus. In the following this afternoon becomes an impressing collision of Haydn's traditional world with the cosmic experiences of Herschel. Deeply in the night Haydn looks up to the stars - little time later he composes "Die Schoepfung"...


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