Herschel’s Symphony No. 17


Astronomers know of Sir William Herschel (1738-1822) as a renowned early telescope maker and the discoverer of both the planet Uranus and infrared radiation. Herschel was also an accomplished musician and composer, and supported himself as a music teacher until he was awarded a royal stipend for his astronomical work. Above is his Symphony No. 17, in C Major, for your weekend listening enjoyment. Read more about Herschel here.

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