Monday, January 6, 2014

Herschel, Sir Frederick William

Sir Frederick William Herschel(1738-1822), German-British astronomer and musician, learned music from his father, played in a band. During 1760's he established a reputation in England as violinist and conductor. During 1770's he devoted himself from music to astronomy. He composed 24 symphonies, concertos, and keyboard music.

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