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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
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Overtures and Openings
The French ouverture style was also used in English opera, most notably in Henry Purcell's 1688 work, Dido and Aeneas. Its distinctive rhythm and function led to the French overture style as found in the works of late Baroque composers such as J.S. Bach.