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Title: Handel Operas
Otros títulos: Rodelinda
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Georg Friedrich Händel; Barbara Schilck; Claudia Schubert; David Cordier; Kai Wessel; Christops Prégardien; Gotthold Schwarz; La Stagione; Michael Schneider
Código CDU: H.16
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: Most music lovers have encountered George Frederick Handel through holiday-time renditions of the Messiah's "Hallelujah" chorus. And many of them know and love that oratorio of Christ's life and death, as well as a few other greatest hits like the orchestral Water Music and Royal Fireworks Music, and perhaps Judas Maccabeus or one of the other English oratorios. Yet his operas, for which he was widely known in his own time, are the province mainly of specialists in Baroque music, and the events of his life, even though they reflected some of the most important musical issues of the day, have never become as familiar as the careers of Bach or Mozart. Perhaps the single word that best describes his life and music is "cosmopolitan": he was a German composer, trained in Italy, who spent most of his life in England. Handel was born in the German city of Halle on February 23, 1685. His father noted but did not nurture his musical talent, and he had to sneak a small keyboard instrument into his ...


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