The New Grove Handel
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
Halle and Hamburg
Hanover and London
Second Academy rival opera companies
Opera ode or oratorio?
Oratorios and old age
Music for orchestra
Church and vocal chamber music