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My Comments 2-36. BIBLIOGRAPHY 4 HandelGeorge Frideric Handel was born in Halle, Germany, on February23, 1685. He died in London on April 14,1759 and was buried inWestminister Abbey. Handel was one of the famous composers of theBaroque Period. This great composer was mostly known very well for hisEnglish Oratorio, particularly the Messiah.
His trouble in his operasthat he made lied within his uncertain temper and uncertain lack oftact. Handel first learned how to play from an instrument called aclavichord. This was like a forerunner of the piano. With the help of oneof Handel’s friend, they smuggled the instrument up to his attic in hishouse. Every night he would sneak up to the attic after everyone was asleepand he’d play it until he finally mastered it.Order now
The instrument could not beheard through the closed doors. When he was about twelve, he went to Berlinto study and while there he became well-known for playing the Harpsichord. Handel’s parents wanted Handel to grow up in the profession of law, butmusic was in Handel’s blood. When Handel’s father soon realized this, hesent Handel away to study in Berlin.
In Berlin, Handel was taught under thegreat composer Frideric Wilhelm Zachau. One of the great influences on Handle was while he was writing theMessiah in three weeks. Handle, before writing the Messiah, had rented atheatre for his own use, and though he had some successes, he had morefailures. He was bankrupt twice through his opera business. If Handel hadbeen more successful with his with his operas, we would never have had thegrand oratorios for which his name is most famous for now.
This is becausewhen he had exhausted himself with the operas, he started to make theoratorios. He was the director of music in Italy for several years and hewas a composer of the Italian style music in England and even absorbed thecharacteristics of English music especially English Choral Music. Like was said before, Handel wrote many oratorios and operas. He didn’thave many famous operas, but he had some. Some of his operas are: GiulioCasare, Tamerlano, Orlando, Alcina, and Serse. He had many differentoratorios though.
Of the many, his one that he is most famous for is theMessiah for it is not so much dramatic as Meditative. I have included a fewpages from his play Israel in Egypt. The most famous instrument of his timewas a mixture of things, but he preferred the Violin while making theoperas and oratorios. My impression on Handel is that he was a very creative person alwaysthinking up new and recent ideas for his time.
I would have liked to livehis life because he was able to sneak up to his attic late at night andbecause he made some very famous plays which are being revived and theoratorios like Messiah which are being said every Christmas by some family. Handel was probably inspired to write that wonderful music was heroichistorical figures for the plays and the Bible for the oratorios. I admiredHandel for his will to keep on making music after so many people made funof him with this song:” Some say, compared to Buononcini”” That Mynheer Handel’s but a ninny;”” Others aver that he to Handel”” Is scarcely fit to hold a candle. “” Strange all this difference should be “” ‘Twixt tweedle-dum and tweedle-dee. “Bibliography1) The Book Of Knowledge – The Grolier SocietyPublished by: The Amalgamated PressCopyright: 1926-352) The Prodigy Service- Interactive Peronal ServiceMade By: Grolier Electronic Publishing, Inc.