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Handel in London : the making of a genius

Author: Jane Glover
Publisher: London : Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Handel in London tells the story of a young German composer who in 1712, followed his princely master to London and would remain there for the rest of his life. That master would become King George II and the composer was Georg Friederich Handel. Handel, then still only twenty-seven and largely self-taught, would be at the heart of musical activity in London for the next four decades, composing masterpiece after  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Frideric Handel; George Frideric Handel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Glover
ISBN: 9781509882069 1509882065
OCLC Number: 1056960187
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: xviii, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), color map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jane Glover.

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A rich and evocative account of the life and work of Britain's favourite composer from one of our finest conductors.  Read more...

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Glover tells [Handel's] story with easy scholarship, placing Handel in the midst of the city's turbulent social life, beset by aristocratic factions and temperamental prima donnas. Out of this Read more...

 
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