BBC 2 tonight at 9 pm.

 

So it turns out that Queen Victoria was amused – by music. Lucy Worsley explores the role music played in both the Queen’s private and public lives, discovering that it transformed the monarchy from a political power into a benevolent cultural force and made her an extremely popular public figure.



Interspersed with snippets of music that Victoria adored, Worsley’s typically accessible documentary reveals the fun side of the queen (although for once it doesn’t involve much dressing up). Her diary describes the pleasure she got from ogling β€œthe fine figure” of future husband Albert waltzing (the dance was too risquΓ© for single women to indulge in) and that she was so fanatical about singer Jenny Lind she would cut short formal dinners to rush across town in order to see the β€œSwedish Nightingale” perform. Later in life she was obsessed with Indian music but she also loved Scottish bagpipes, although maybe that was partly because she liked a drop of whisky, too.

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Kaytee posted:

Whoops....Im watching the Royal Wardrobe on 5 not the medical one.....my bad πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So, are you staying 

Not at all musical...I'll stick with the frocks πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

Kaytee posted:
Baz posted:
Kaytee posted:

Whoops....Im watching the Royal Wardrobe on 5 not the medical one.....my bad πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So, are you staying 

Not at all musical...I'll stick with the frocks πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

Oh ok 

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