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Title: George Frideric Handel: Volume 1, 1609-1725:...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The life and career of George Frideric Handel, one of the most frequently performed composers from the Baroque period, are copiously and intricately documented through a huge variety of contemporary sources. This multi-volume major publication is the most up-to-date and comprehensive collection of these documents. Presented chronologically in their original languages with English translations and with commentaries incorporating the results of recent research, the documents provide an essential and accessible resource for anyone interested in Handel and his music. In charting his activities in Germany, Italy and Britain, the documents also offer a valuable insight into broader eighteenth-century topics, such as court life, theatrical history, public concerts and competition between music publishers. This volume includes family documents from Halle, then covers Handel's early career in Germany and Italy, followed by the period in which he became an established composer for London's Italian opera company while also writing the Water Music and the Utrecht Te Deum for the British court.Book Description:
Handel's life and career are intricately documented in a wide range of contemporary sources. This multi-volume major publication is the most up-to-date and comprehensive collection of these documents available. Presented in an accessible form, the volumes include English translations of foreign-language texts and commentaries incorporating the results of recent research.
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