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Thomas Arne

Thomas Arne (Composer)

Born: 12th March 1710, London, England

Died: 5th March 1778, London, England

Nationality: English

Thomas Augustine Arne was an English composer. He is best known for his patriotic song "Rule, Britannia!" and the song "A-Hunting We Will Go". Arne was a leading British theatre composer of the 18th century, working at Drury Lane and Covent Garden.

Further Reading: Arne

 Interview, Ian Page on Arne's Artaxerxes

The British conductor talks to Katherine about his 2010 recording of Thomas Arne's English-language opera seria about forbidden love and political skulduggery in Ancient Persia, re-released earlier this month on Signum.

 Interview, John Andrews on Arne's The Judgment of Paris

The conductor talks to David about his new recording of Thomas Arne's long-forgotten work, inspired by the contest of the three goddesses in Greek mythology.

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