Handel, George Frideric

Period: Baroque

Born: Friday, February 23, 1685 in Halle, Germany

Died: Saturday, April 14, 1759 in London, England

Nation of Origin: Germany/England

Major Works:
Messiah
Almira (1705)
Nero (1705)
Agrippina (1709)
Giulio Cesare (1724)
Tamerlano (1724)
Orlando (1733)
Alcina (1735)
Serse (1738)

Other Information:
Many of Handel's best known works are oratorios (operas without staging).

General Bibliography:
Bukofzer, Manfred F., Music in the Baroque Era, from Monteverdi to Bach, W.W. Norton & Company, November 1947, ISBN: 0393097455

Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music, Prentice Hall, December 1990, ISBN: 0130584967

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109


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