Arts Music Composition Composers H Handel, George Frederic
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Popularly considered Britain's greatest composer, George Frederic Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel, 1685-1759) was born in Germany, studied in Italy, and moved to England in 1710, where he stayed for the rest of his life. He made his name in opera, but when public interest in his work began to wane, he turned to the composition of oratorios. "Messiah", composed in 1741, is his most famous work.

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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Biographical information, catalog of compositions, recent recordings and reviews, bibliographies, organizations, and links. (by Brad Leissa)
The American Handel Society
Events, membership, and subscription information.
Classic Cat
Directory of mp3s made available by the performing artists.
Classical Music Archives - Handel
Over 600 works by Handel (including the complete Messiah) and two biographies (Concise Oxford Dictionary of music.) Works offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Classical Net: Handel
Discography, links.
The Czech Handel Society
Information and aims of the Society. Basics about G.F. Handel. Publications and recordings offered and concerts and lectures organized by the Society.
Georg Friedrich Händel
Filmography listing movies and television programs using or based on his works, brief biography, and links to related material from the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Listing of vocal works and lyrics, many in Italian with English translations, from the Lied and Art Song Texts Page at REC Music.
George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)
Detailed biography, large portrait, scores, orchestral and organ works, related composers, and links from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
George Frideric Handel: A Man of His Time
Brief biographical note, selected works, quotes, recommended reading and recordings, other resources, and timeline from Humanities Web.
Handel at Adlington Hall
Information about Handel's friendship with the Legh family and visits to their home, Adlington Hall, Cheshire. He also played Adlington Hall organ, built by Bernard "Father" Smith in 1670.
The Handel House Museum
18th century house where George Frideric Handel lived for 36 years until his death in 1759. Restored to reflect the life and times of the composer. Hours of operation and directions.
Handel, George Frideric (1685 - 1759)
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays.
KUNST DER FUGE. Händel page.
Free and complete MIDI files of the fuguistic compositions, 'Messiah' included.
NewOlde.com - George Frideric Handel
Recommended Handel links, books and music editions, with brief descriptions.
The Rise and Fall of Henry Brydges, Duke of Chandos
The dramatic story of the Duke of Chandos, for whom Handel composed the Chandos Anthems - his rise to riches and fall to financial ruin within ten years. Illustrated.

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