Music History: German-English Composer George Frideric Handel

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George Fredericc Handel was a German-born English composer from late Baroque period while also known as a classical composer in England.

Music HIstory: German-English Composer George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (Feb 23, 1685 - April 14, 1759)

Handel was born in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt but lived most of his adult life in England. He was interested in music on an early age by playing harpsicord and organ musical instruments. He begun composing at the age of nine, but his father want him to study law instead of a musical career for his son . The younger Handel pursued his interest with the help of his mother who was supportive and encouraged him in music.

One of his major work was "Messiah" (1741), an otorio with its "Hallelujah" chorus, is among the most popular works in choral music and became a favorite sound during Christmas season. His other famous works are "Water Music" (1717) and "Music for the Royal Fireworks" (1749).

His music was later influenced by the works of other well-known composers such as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.


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author avatar shallimarRose
12th May 2012 (#)

interesting.. thank you.. shallimarRose

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
12th May 2012 (#)

Thanks for helping me get a handle on Handel :-}

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author avatar ladym33
19th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks for the info on Handel, I have finally got the swing of things for writing on here. Have not seen you around in a while on other sites, hope all is well.

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