A larger-than-life figure in his time, Handel s reputation has been less than steady since his death in 1759. Was he (in the words of Berlioz) just a great barrel of pork and beer , or (as Handel himself claimed) truly the master of us all ? Now, in this 250th anniversary year, there is more interest in Handel than ever before, with his operas experiencing fantastic renewed popularity. This lively new Pocket Guide goes in search of the composer who wrote Messiah, the Water Music - and much more.Handy for browsing and reference.
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