Lost In London

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197C01The Rotunda At Ranelagh Gardens19970908

A third series of the programmes in which Andrew Green recreates the life of musical venues which have long since disappeared from the London landscape.

1: `The Rotunda at Ranelagh Gardens'.

`So fashionable,' said Horace Walpole, `that you can't set your foot without treading on a Prince or Duke of Cumberland.'.

197C02The Argyll Rooms19970909

A five-part series in which Andrew Green recreates the life of musical venues which have long since disappeared from the London landscape.

2: `The Argyll Rooms'.

On the site of today's Oxford Circus Tube station, the celebrated soprano Angelica Catalani once earned fantastic fees to pay off her husband's gambling debts and Beethoven's Choral Symphony received its first performance in England.

197C03The Oxford19970910

A five-part series in which Andrew Green recreates the life of musical venues which have long since disappeared from the London landscape.

3: `The Oxford'.

`Certainly the most magnificent Music Hall in London', where once Millie Hylton brough the house down with `Rowdy-Dowdy Boys' and `the Sisters Tilley created something of a sensation by their high-kicking in skirts.'.

197C04Hickford19970911

A five-part series in which Andrew Green recreates the life of musical venues which have long since disappeared from the London landscape.

4: `Hickford's Room'.

Concerts began in 1697 at `Mr Hickford's Dancing School in St James's St over against the Tennis-Court, just by the Blue-Posts.' Seventy years later, the eight-year-old Mozart staggered audiences there with his keyboard skills.

197C05Queen19970912

A five-part series in which Andrew Green recreates the life of musical venues which have long since disappeared from the London landscape.

5: `Queen's Hall'.

The first home to the Proms and famed for its acoustics, Queen's Hall was burned to the ground by the Luftwaffe in 1941 and his been mourned ever since.