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Georg Friedrich Händel

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Halle an der Saale (1685 – 1759)

George Frideric Handel (as he was known after his change of nationality, as he signed himself, and as he is known in the English-speaking world) (23rd February 1685–14th April 1759) was a German/English composer who was a leading composer of concerti grossi, operas, and oratorios.

Born Georg Friedrich Händel in Halle an der Saale (Germany), Handel lived most of his life in England, and became English by Act of Parliament in 1727. His most famous piece is the Messiah, an oratorio set to texts from the King James Bible; other well-known works are the Water Music and the Music For The Royal Fireworks. He deeply influenced many of the composers who came after him, including Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven, and his work helped lead the transition from the Baroque to the era.

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  • arbaena22

    Magnificent Interpretation, sehr schön.

    20 Jul 11:57pm Reply
  • alilatif

    Jacob van Eyck is a very interesting artist.. listen to him.

    17 Jul 11:34am Reply
  • tumultodevozes

    three things about Händel: 1. He's my favorite composer. I preffer him even to Bach, cause he's lighter, happier, less logical/mathematic. Everything to him is celebration, probably due to his strong operistic dimension. 2. Water Music & Fireworks are the perfect music to begin a joyful day with. 3. His religious music is solemn but not sad and exibitionistic. His measure and sense of atmosphere and mood is impressive.

    16 Jun 7:22pm Reply
  • tumultodevozes

    the gadget of http://www.normalisr.com/ doesn't recognize Händel because of the german spelling... does anyone know how to solve this?

    16 Jun 7:08pm Reply
  • Cyanide1992

    LEGEND.

    1 May 10:54pm Reply
  • top20fanatico

    Listen on Spotify: Music For The Queen Caroline <3

    20 Apr 12:21am Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Cool Music

    14 Apr 5:34pm Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    музыка, написанная человеком для ангелов [2]

    15 Feb 8:37pm Reply
  • Carneiro_

    He is my joy...

    13 Feb 8:40am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Don't worry some of them will grow up and like it. It is not so important lol.

    11 Jan 4:16pm Reply
  • pitrafilla

    händel...

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Iggy_86

    Messiah <3

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • top20fanatico

    Israel in Egypt is really a eternal and amazing musical masterpiece

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    I love falling asleep to Messiah.

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Uranium1

    Love the harpsichord suites sooo much!!! Pure 100% genius, the perfection, the intelligence,....

    26 Sep 2014 Reply
  • neezinu

    Underrated by empty loophole teenagers. Just like Haydn, his music was next-gen then and it still is now. [2]

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • I0000days

    Underrated by empty loophole teenagers. Just like Haydn, his music was next-gen then and it still is now.

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • top20fanatico

    Really really nice composer. God sent him to us.

    12 Jul 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    музыка, написанная человеком для ангелов

    14 May 2014 Reply
  • Carneiro_

    Have no words to describe my feelings, it's too much spiritual to my poor ears. Thank you sir, thank you so much!

    2 May 2014 Reply
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