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Handel's dramatic oratorios and masques

Author: Winton Dean
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1959.
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Dean, Winton.
Handel's dramatic oratorios and masques.
London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1959
(OCoLC)614954111
Named Person: George Frideric Handel; George Frideric Handel; George Frideric Handel; George Frideric Handel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winton Dean
OCLC Number: 269174
Notes: "Performances during Handel's life": pages 629-639. "Handel's oratorio singers": pages 651-661.
Description: xii, 694 pages : illustrations, portraits, pls., music, facsimiles ; 26 cm
Contents: The oratorio before Handel --
The early works and Italian operas --
The Handelian synthesis --
Handel's style in the oratorios --
The background to performance ; The autographs and printed librettos --
The oratorios in performance --
The oratorio and English taste --
Acis and Galatea --
Esther --
Deborah --
Athalia --
Interlude 1733-1738 --
Saul --
Interlude 1738-1742 --
Samson --
Semele --
Joseph and his bretheren --
Hercules --
Belshazzar --
Judas Maccabaeus --
Alexander Balus --
Joshua --
Solomon --
Susanna --
Theodora --
The choice of Hercules --
Jephtha.
Responsibility: Winton Dean.

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