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  • Haendel First Successful Italian Opera
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    The Artistry of G.F. Handel (1685-1759) First Part Halle - Hamburg - Rome 1690-1712 It's hard today to speak about Handel's life and works without mentioning the similarities between him and Bach; first of all they were born in the same year: 1685, even if it's not a case than the most geniuses of the late baroque era (Couperin, Telemann Scarlatti) would have almost been all co-aged. Neverhless unlike Bach, Handel immortalized the name of a family of cheese makers or of the Prince of Saxony's ba...
  • Zenith Of Lully's Definitive French Style
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    Jean Baptiste Lully was a prolific composer who is best known for establishing French Opera. (Boynick) Born in Florence on the 28th of November 1632, (Boynick) Giovanni Battista Lully was a miller's son. (Sadie 2000 pg 166) Lully first arrived in France in March of 1646 (Jean Baptiste Lully) to work as an attendant for a female courtier. (Sadie 2000 pg. 166) "During his six years in her household, Lully, already an expert at the guitar and violin, polished his skills as a performer and composer"...
  • Royal Academy Of Music And Handel
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    Handel, George Frideric b. Feb. 23, 1685, Halle, Saxony [Germany] d. April 14, 1759, London, Eng. German (UNTIL 1715) GEORG FRIEDRICH HANDEL, OR HANDEL German-born English composer of the late Baroque era, noted particularly for his operas, oratorios, and instrumental compositions. He wrote the most famous of all oratorios, the Messiah (1741), and is also known for such occasional pieces as Water Music (1717) and Music for the Royal Fireworks (1749). Life. The son of a barber-surgeon, Handel sho...
  • Opera Without The Music
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    According to R. Wagner opera does not mean so much a musical work, as a musical, poetical, and spectacular work all at once; opera is the work par excellence, to the production of which all the arts are necessary (Sutherland, 1)". Opera starts not with music but with its literary source (story or plot), whether it be history, biography, fiction, or mythology in the form of poem, play, drama, novel, or original libretto" (Knapp 6). Opera is a combination of mangled drama, the singers, the music a...
  • Comic Italian Opera
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    Marriage of Figaro: Mozart's legacy Moores Opera center's staging of its first opera of the semester- The marriage of Figaro (Jan. 29) filled its elegant little theatre to overflowing. The marriage of Figaro was written in 1786 on a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte and set to music by Mozart. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was an Austrian composer who brought the Viennese classical style to its height. He was a child prodigy and his style essentially represents a synthesis of many different ele...
  • Main Attraction In Handel's Operas
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    Georg Friedrich Handel was one of the most accomplished Baroque composers in his time. Born in Halle, Germany in 1685, he was the son of a wealthy barber who wanted his son to become a lawyer. However, he displayed such musical aptitude with the harpsichord, organ, oboe, counterpoint and fugue, he became an assistant with Friedrich Zach av, organist of the cathedral of Halle. However, Handel entered the University of Halle, but quickly withdrew, and left for the University of Hamburg, to study m...

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