George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel
Title George Frideric Handel PDF eBook
Author Paul Henry Lang
Publisher Courier Corporation
Pages 794
Release 2012-04-30
Genre Music
ISBN 0486144593

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Exceptionally full, detailed study of the man, his music and times. Childhood, music training, years in London; analysis of Messiah and other works; much more. Introduction. Includes 35 illustrations.

George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends

George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends
Title George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends PDF eBook
Author Ellen T. Harris
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 289
Release 2014-09-29
Genre Music
ISBN 0393245896

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During his lifetime, the sounds of Handel’s music reached from court to theater, echoed in cathedrals, and filled crowded taverns, but the man himself—known to most as the composer of Messiah—is a bit of a mystery. Though he took meticulous care of his musical manuscripts and even provided for their preservation on his death, very little of an intimate nature survives. One document—Handel’s will—offers us a narrow window into his personal life. In it, he remembers not only family and close colleagues but also neighborhood friends. In search of the private man behind the public figure, Ellen T. Harris has spent years tracking down the letters, diaries, personal accounts, legal cases, and other documents connected to these bequests. The result is a tightly woven tapestry of London in the first half of the eighteenth century, one that interlaces vibrant descriptions of Handel’s music with stories of loyalty, cunning, and betrayal. With this wholly new approach, Harris has achieved something greater than biography. Layering the interconnecting stories of Handel’s friends like the subjects and countersubjects of a fugue, Harris introduces us to an ambitious, shrewd, generous, brilliant, and flawed man, hiding in full view behind his public persona.

Handel in London

Handel in London
Title Handel in London PDF eBook
Author Jane Glover
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 423
Release 2018-12-04
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1681779471

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In 1712, a young German composer followed his princely master to London and would remain there for the rest of his life. That master would become King George II and the composer was George Freidrich Handel. Handel, then still only twenty-seven and largely self-taught, would be at the heart of music activity in London for the next four decades, composing masterpiece after masterpiece, whether the glorious coronation anthem, Zadok the Priest, operas such as Rinaldo and Alcina or the great oratorios, culminating, of course, in Messiah. Here, Jane Glover, who has conducted Handel’s work in opera houses and concert halls throughout the world, draws on her profound understanding of music and musicians to tell Handel’s story. It is a story of music-making and musicianship, but also of courts and cabals of theatrical rivalries and of eighteenth-century society. It is also, of course the story of some of the most remarkable music ever written, music that has been played and sung, and loved, in this country—and throughout the world—for three hundred years.

The Letters and Writing of George Frideric Handel

The Letters and Writing of George Frideric Handel
Title The Letters and Writing of George Frideric Handel PDF eBook
Author George Frideric Handel
Publisher
Pages 120
Release 1970
Genre Music
ISBN

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Understanding Music

Understanding Music
Title Understanding Music PDF eBook
Author N. Alan Clark
Publisher
Pages 316
Release 2015-12-21
Genre Education
ISBN 9781940771335

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Music moves through time; it is not static. In order to appreciate music wemust remember what sounds happened, and anticipate what sounds might comenext. This book takes you on a journey of music from past to present, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period to the 20th century and beyond!

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel
Title George Frideric Handel PDF eBook
Author Newman Flower
Publisher
Pages 522
Release 1923
Genre Composers
ISBN

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G. F. Handel

G. F. Handel
Title G. F. Handel PDF eBook
Author Mary Ann Parker
Publisher Routledge
Pages 433
Release 2013-10-15
Genre Music
ISBN 1136783598

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Baroque composer George Frideric Handel easily ranks among the world's greatest composers. The first edition of this research guide on Handel appeared in 1988; since that time a great deal of scholarly work has been published on Handel and related areas, including the discovery of a hitherto unknown work. New general resources such as the New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), electronic resources such as the RISM libretto catalogue online, and the study of Handel's continuing popularity as evidenced by the new Handel House Museum in London and Handel practice around the world (e.g., Messiah and millennium celebrations in Tonga, singalong Messiahs etc.) are incorporated into this revised edition of the Handel guide.