Great Composers in Words and Music: Handel | Naxos 8578376

Great Composers in Words and Music: Handel

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8578376

Barcode: 0747313837670

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Expected Release Date: 26th July 2024

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Nicholas Boulton (narrator)


Nicholas Boulton (narrator)


Handelís Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, two of his greatest orchestral achievements, have become synonymous with mid-18th-century England and with the pomp, ceremony and tradition of British royalty. But is this music necessarily synonymous with Handel? Where did his eclecticism and experimentalism come from? How and why did he conquer the emerging genre of the English oratorio and what were the circumstances that allowed him to become one of operaís greatest composers? This revealing audio biography is accompanied by musical examples drawn from his orchestral and instrumental music, his cantatas, oratorios, operas and those two famous royal commissions.

Written by Davinia Caddy

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