Libretti of Classic Operas: 27 operas by Handel in a single file - George Frideric Handel

Libretti of Classic Operas: 27 operas by Handel in a single file

By George Frideric Handel

  • Release Date - Published: 2009-09-01
  • Book Genre: Music
  • Author: George Frideric Handel
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Libretti of Classic Operas: 27 operas by Handel in a single file George Frideric Handel read online review & book description:

This file includes: Acis and Galatea; Admeto; Alexander Balus; Alexander's Feast; An Occasional Oratorio; Ariodante; Athalia; Belshazzar; The Choice of Hercules; Deborah; Esther; Giulio Cesare; Israel in Egypt; Jephtha; Joseph and His Brethern; Joshua; Judas Maccabaeus; L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato; Messiah; An Ode for St. Cecilia's Day; Rinaldo, in Italian; Samson; Semele; Solomon; Susanna; Theodora; and The Triumph of Time and Truth. According to Wikipedia: "George Frederic Handel (23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German-English Baroque composer, who is famous for his operas, oratorios, and concerti grossi. He was born in Germany, trained in Italy, and spent most of his life in England. Born in Halle in the Duchy of Magdeburg, he settled in England in 1712, becoming a naturalised subject of the British crown on 20 February 1727. His works include Messiah, Water Music, and Music for the Royal Fireworks. Strongly influenced by the techniques of the great composers of the Italian Baroque era, as well as the English composer Henry Purcell, Handel's music became well-known to many composers, including Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven."

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