This Day in Music History

George Frideric Handel (left) and King George I on the Thames River, 17 July 1717. Painting by Edouard Jean Conrad Hamman (1819–88).

July 17, 1717, Britain’s King George I sails the River Thames on a barge with 50 musicians play publicly for the first time George Frideric Handel’s Water Music.

The English Bach Festival Dancer and The English Bach Festival Barock Orchestra

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