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BBC Radio 3: The Early Music Show

The Burkhat Shudi harpsichord being played by Laurence Cumming ©

On 11 February BBC Radio 3's The Early Music Show, presented by Lucie Skeaping, will broadcast a special concert from the Grand Reception Room at Windsor Castle. The concert includes performances on historic instruments in the Royal Collection.

Flautist Ashley Solomon will play a Meissen transverse flute, possibly belonging to George III; Chi-chi Nwanoku will demonstrate the basse de violon bequeathed to Prince Albert by Domenico Dragonetti and later played by Queen Victoria’s private band; and Julian Perkins will play the two-manual harpsichord built by Burkat Shudi in 1740.

The concert will take place on 8 February 2018. Find out more and book tickets:

Musical treasures
  • Windsor Castle
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Watch these short films to find out more about the instruments:

The Burkat Shudi harpsichord


The Meissen porcelain flute


The Buckingham Palace organ


The Erard piano