Händel, Georg Friedrich (1685-1759)

Händel. Balthassar Denner (Public Domain, 1727).

Alternative last name spellings: Frederick 
Alternative first name spellings: Handel
Alias: –

“I would regret that people could only entertain their parts, because I want them to become better when listening to my works.”



Description: Händel was a German-born composer who achieved great success in England. Considered one of the main figures of the Baroque and successor of Henry Purcell, marked an entire era in English music. He was a great innovator in composing music for the public’s taste and not for the court. He was a great master of the homophonic technique and the greatest Italian opera composer and oratory.
Sex: Male. Occupation: Composer, Choirmaster, Organist.
Place of Birth / DeathHalle, Sacrum Germanic Roman Empire (Germany) / London, Kingdom of Great Britain (England). Country Tags: Germany. Great Britain.
Periods: 18th Century. Genres: Chamber music, Vocal music, Instrumental music, Opera.
Styles: Baroque. School / Group: –
Instruments: Organ, Harpsichord, Oboe. Relatives: –
Patrons: Ana Estuardo, Richard Boyle. Master: Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow



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  • Young, Percy Marshall (1966). Handel. New York: David White Company.