Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Handel, George

(1685-1759), German composer, organist at the cathedral, Halle, went to Italy and his operas were success in Naples, Venice, and Rome. Returned to Hanover and became Kapellmeister, visited England then stayed there. he composed 45 operas, oratorios(Messiah), instrumental music(concerto grossi, various concertos), chamber music.

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