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Handel: Messiah

Handel: Messiah

Author: Donald Burrows
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge Univ. Press 1995
Series: Cambridge music handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats

This new guide to Handel's most celebrated work traces the course of Messiah from Handel's initial musical response to the libretto, through the oratorio's turbulent first years to its eventual  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Burrows
ISBN: 0521374790 9780521374798 0521376203 9780521376204
OCLC Number: 258716193
Notes: Bibliogr. S. 121 - 122
Description: x, 127 Seiten Noten
Contents: Preface; References to Messiah editions; 1. The historical background; 2. From composition to first performance; 3. The first London performances; 4. Revival and revision; 5. Messiah in other hands; 6. The Work: design; 7. The Work: individual movements; 8. Handel's word setting; Appendix 1. The libretto of Messiah; Appendix 2. Messiah sources; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge music handbooks.
Responsibility: Donald Burrows


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"Handel scholarship has come long way...notably in important articles on "Messiah" and its versions by Donald Burrows published in Music and Letters in 1975 and 1985. (The material has been pulled Read more...

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