The New Grove Handel

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jul 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 185 pages
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Each has been expanded and updated for book publication and contains a comprehensive work-list, index, and fully revised bibliography, in addition to the definitive view of the subject's life and works.

This is the first full-length study of Handel by Winton Dean, who has long been recognized as the leading expert on the composer and his works, the operas and oratorios in particular. On publication of The New Grove, this discussion of Handel's life and works was hailed as the most authoritative and comprehensive review of the composer to have appeared in print. It charts his career both before and after he moved to England and pays particular attention to his stage works. the work-list by Anthony hicks is the most comprehensive ever published in English.

  

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Overall - bone dry stuff. However, I did get a sense of the man. One thing I'm taking away from these bios (Bach, Vivaldi, Handel) is that Gene Simmons is far from the first musician to be a very very clever businessman! Read full review

Contents

Halle and Hamburg
1
Italy
6
Hanover and London
13
Cannons
23
Royal Academy
26
Second Academy rival opera companies
36
Opera ode or oratorio?
47
Oratorios and old age
55
Music for orchestra
93
Church and vocal chamber music
99
Operas
102
Oratorios
107
Posthumous reputation
113
Editions
116
Worklist
118
Bibliography
167

Character and personality
72
Method of composition style
79
Keyboard and chamber music
88

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About the author (1997)

About the Author:
Winton Dean is President of the Georg-Friedrich-Handel-Gesellschraft in Halle, and is a founding Council Member of the Handel Institute. His past books include Handel's Dramatic Oratorios and Masques, Handel and the Operia Seria, and Bizet.

Anthony Hicks combined a career as a computer systems analyst with an influential role as a researcher, critic and author on musical topics, and particularly relating to Handel. His publications include an article on Handel in the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and the entries for all the Handel operas in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. A founder-member of the Handel Institute, he also played a leading role as advisor to the Handel Opera Society in London, the Maryland Handel Festival (USA) and the London Handel Festival. His appointment to the Handel Documents Project in 2007 enabled him to fulfil a long-held ambition and he continued to contribute to the project until his death in 2010.

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