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By Dent, Edward J.

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Title: Handel  
Author: Dent, Edward J.
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Chapter 1. Birth and parentage?studies under Zachow at Halle?Hamburg?friendship and duel with Mattheson?Almira?departure for Italy. The name of Handel suggests to most people the sound of music unsurpassed in massiveness and dignity, and the familiar portraits of the composer present us with a man whose external appearance was no less massive and dignified than his music. Countless anecdotes point him out to us as a well?known figure in the life of London during the reigns of Queen Anne and the first two Georges. He lies buried in Westminster Abbey. One would expect every detail of his life to be known and recorded, his every private thought to be revealed with the pellucid clarity of his immortal strains. It is not so; to assemble the bare facts of Handel?s life is a problem which has baffled the most laborious of his biographers, and his inward personality is more mysterious than that of any other great musician of the last two centuries.

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Table of Contents: Handel, 1 -- Edward J. Dent, 1 -- CHRONOLOGY, 1 -- Chapter I. Birth and parentage?studies under Zachow at Halle?Hamburg?friendship and -- duel with Mattheson?Almira?departure for Italy, 2 -- Chapter II. Arrival in Italy? Rodrigo?Rome: Cardinal Ottoboni and the Scarlattis?Naples: -- Venice: Agrippina?appointment at Hanover?London: Rinaldo, 7 -- Chapter III. Second visit to London?Italian opera?George I and the Water Music?visit to -- Germany?Canons and the Duke of Chandos?establishment of the Royal Academy of Music, 13 -- Chapter IV. Buononcini?Cuzzoni, Faustina, and Senesino?death of George I?The -- Beggar's Opera ?collapse of the Academy, 18 -- Chapter V. Handel naturalized?partnership with Heidegger?Esther?the Opera of the -- Nobility?visit to Oxford?opera season at Covent Garden?Charles Jennens?collapse of both -- opera?houses, 23 -- Chapter VI. Bankruptcy and paralysis?visit to Aix?la?Chapelle?the last operas?Vauxhall -- Gardens?Handel's ?borrowings??visit to Ireland?Messiah and other oratorios, 29 -- Chapter VII. Judas Maccabaeus?Gluck?Thomas Morell?incipient blindness?Telemann -- and his garden?last oratorios?death?character and personality, 36


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