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The life and times of George Frideric Handel by Jim Whiting

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Published by Mitchell Lane Publishers in Hockessin, Del .
Written in English


  • Composers,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Biography

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About the Edition

Discusses the life and career of the eighteenth-century German composer.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.

Statementby Jim Whiting
SeriesMasters of music, Masters of music (Mitchell Lane Publishers)
LC ClassificationsML3930.H25 W58 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24950016M
ISBN 101584151927
ISBN 109781584151920
LC Control Number2002153347

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  - Donna Leon, author of Handel's Bestiary and the Inspector Brunetti mysteries Handel in London tells the story of a young German composer who in , 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 Frideric Handel.   Donald Burrows is a leading authority on the life and music of George Frideric Handel. His book Handel and the English Chapel Royal has been recognised as the first full-scale study of Handel's English church music. His published editions of Handel's music include the oratorios Messiah, Samson, and Belshazzar; the operas Imeneo and Ariodante. This is a very comprehensive review of Handel's life and works, including much discussion of the musical and cultural environments that Handel operated in, and the way his music was treated and reacted to by critics and music historians during his lifetime and up to the time the book was published in /5(1). Ellen T. Harris, AM’70, PhD’76 Author Unlike Handel’s famous operas and concertos, the details of his private life remain generally unknown. Ellen T. Harris explored the German-born Baroque composer’s letters, diaries, and personal files—and those of his closest friends—to dig up more than pages of intriguing details, from his childhood and arrival in London to his /5(11).