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Displayed by permission of The Regents of the University of California. Life Handel was the son of a barber-surgeon.
He showed a marked gift for music and became a pupil in Halle of the composer Friedrich W. Zachow, learning the principles of keyboard performance and composition from him.
His father died when Handel was 11, but his education had been provided for, and in he enrolled as a law student at the University of Halle. He also became organist of the Reformed Calvinist Cathedral in Halle, but he served for only one year before going north to Hamburgwhere greater opportunities awaited him.
In Hamburg, Handel joined the violin section of the opera orchestra. He also took over some of the duties of harpsichordistand early in he presided over the premiere in Hamburg of his first opera, Almira.
Handel spent the years —10 traveling in Italy, where he met many of the greatest Italian musicians of the day, including Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti and his son Domenico. He composed many works in Italy, including two operas, numerous Italian solo cantatas vocal compositionsIl trionfo del tempo e del disinganno and another oratorio, the serenata Aci, Galatea e Polifemoand some Latin i.
His opera Agrippina enjoyed a sensational success at its premiere in Venice in His fame had spread throughout Italy, and his mastery of the Italian opera style now made him an international figure.
In he was appointed Kapellmeister to the elector of Hanoverthe future King George I of Englandand later that year Handel journeyed to England. In his opera Rinaldo was performed in London and was greeted so enthusiastically that Handel sensed the possibility of continuing popularity and prosperity in England.
In he went back to London for the production of his operas Il pastor fido and Teseo Recognized by prominent members of both the English aristocracy and the intelligentsia, Handel was in no hurry to return to Hanover.
In Handel became director of music to the duke of Chandosfor whom he composed the 11 Chandos Anthems and the English masque Acis and Galatea, among other works. Another masque, Haman and Mordecai, was to be the effective starting point for the English oratorio.
Except for a few visits to the European continent, Handel spent the rest of his life in England. In February he became a British subject, which enabled him to be appointed a composer of the Chapel Royal. Among those of the s were FloridanteOttoneGiulio CesareRodelindaand Scipione It went into decline for a variety of reasons, one of them being the impatience of the English with a form of entertainment in an unintelligible language sung by artists of whose morals they disapproved.
But despite the vagaries of public taste, Handel went on composing operas untilby which time he had written more than 40 such works.Compositional Style of George Frederic Handel’s Keyboard Music Discussed |Research essay George Frideric Handel is probably the first German composer that became famous all over the world.
He only spent about twenty years of his life in Germany.
George Frideric Handel composed operas, oratorios and instrumentals. His work, 'Messiah,' is among the most famous oratorios in history. Baroque composer George Frideric Handel was born in Born: Feb 23, George Frideric Handel was born in Halle, in Germany on February 23, He was the son of a barber-surgeon who wanted him to study law.
At first he secretly practiced music, but after his father encouraged to allow him to study and he became a pupil of Zachow, the principal organist in Halle/5(5). Brigham Young University graduates told to 'seek and find a balance' (Deseret News - Utah) (April 26, ) - Relevance: 8 For Jesse Cobell and his family, seeing his name printed on the Brigham Young University commencement exercises program is a great sight.
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