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Handel in London : the making of a genius / Jane Glover.

By: Glover, Jane.
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2018Description: xviii, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781509882069.Subject(s): Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759 | Composers -- Germany -- Biography | Music -- England -- London -- 18th century -- History and criticism | London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 18th centuryDDC classification: 920 Summary: "Handel in London tells the story of a young German composer who in 1712, 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. Handel, then still only twenty-seven and largely self-taught, would be at the heart of musical activity in London for the next four decades, composing masterpiece after masterpiece, whether the glorious coronation anthem, Zadok the Priest, operas such as Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo and Alcina or the great oratorios, culminating, of course, in Messiah." - Copac
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Nov.-Dec. 2018
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Handel in London tells the story of a young German composer who in 1712, 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. Handel, then still only twenty-seven and largely self-taught, would be at the heart of musical activity in London for the next four decades, composing masterpiece after masterpiece, whether the glorious coronation anthem, Zadok the Priest, operas such as Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo and Alcina or the great oratorios, culminating, of course, in Messiah." - Copac

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