Georg Friedrich Händel (23 February 1685 - 14 April 1759) was a German-English Baroque composer, who is known for his operas, oratorios and concerts. Handel was born in Germany in the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti. He received musical training in Italy before settling in London and received British citizenship. His wo...
Georg Friedrich Händel (23 February 1685 - 14 April 1759) was a German-English Baroque composer, who is known for his operas, oratorios and concerts. Handel was born in Germany in the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti. He received musical training in Italy before settling in London and received British citizenship. His works include Messiah, Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. He was influenced by the great Italian Baroque composers and the English composer Henry Purcell. Many composers have known and been inspired by Handel's music, including Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.
Handel composed 42 operas, 29 oratorios, more than 120 cantatas, trios and duets, numerous arias, chamber music pieces, a large number of other works, odes and serenades and 16 concerti for organ. His most famous work, the oratorio Messiah with the Hallelujah Chorus is among the most popular works for choir and has become a Christmas classic.
Handel's works are cataloged in the Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis and are often cited with a reference to that list in the form of a HWV number. Messiah has such number HWV 56
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Bach: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, Siciliano, In Dulci jubilo, Largo + Handel, Menuett + Gluck: Orpheus klage. Wilhelm Kempff. 1 LP. DG, 2530647
John Williams plays Concertos by Bach, Handel, Marcello. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Kenneth Sillito. 1 LP. CBS. 39560
Baroque Favourites. Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue. & Purcell: Chacone. & Corelli: Concerto Grosso Opus 6, no 2. & Monteverdi: Madrigals. & Handel: Concerto Grossi, Opus 6, no. 11. & Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirit from Orfeo ed Euridice. & Vivaldi: Violin Concerto, Opus 6, no. 2. A terrific good album. 1 LP. English EMI. CFP...
Boccherini: Cello Concerto. + Handel: Sonata in G. + Vivaldi: Cello Concerto + Paganini: Variations on a theme on Rossini. Paul & Maud Martin Tortelier, ECO. 1 LP. EMI. ASD 3015
Giacomo Carissimi: Jeptha. (oratorio). & GF Handel: Amida Abbandonata, (cantata for soprano and string orchestra). Artists in Jephta. Rosa Maria Rönisch is soprano, and Peter Schreier's tenor who sings along with the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, which is conducted by Helmut Koch. And the Amida Abbandonata is Stefania Woytowicz; soprano, along with the...
Choral favourites from King's College. King's College Choir, David Wilcocks. 1 LP. EMI. SXLP 30308
Christmas Music from Messiahs. Gloria Jennings, Robert Tear, John Carol Case, singing along with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, that are conducted by Sir David Willcocks, in a recording from 1969. 1 LP. EMI. CSD 3669.
Elly Ameling: A Portrait. Bach, Handel, Haydn. 1 LP Decca. 4101481
Gerard Souzay (baritone) Sings 12 opera arias by Claudio Monteverdi, & G. F. Händel. & Jules Massenet, etc. Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, being conducted by Serge Baudo, i some recordings from 1966. 1 LP. Philips. 412373-1 * A Brand new copy ***Recommendation ***
Glorius Pipes. Gheorghe Zamfir (panpipes), Diana Bish (organ). Works by Bach, Couperin, Handel, Mozart, Purcell, Schubert. 1 LP. Philips. 4260571
Halleluja, Halleluja, Famous Choruses, by Handel, Mozart, Giordano, Schubert, Gounod, Bruckner. Bizet. 1 LP. DG. 136366
Handel: Messiah. (Highlights) Georg Solti. Kiri te Kanawa, Gjevang, Lewis, Gwynne Howell sings with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Sir Georg Solti, in a recording from 1985. 1 LP. Decca. 4210591
Handel: Messiah. Georg Solti. Kiri te Kanawa, Gjevang, Lewis, Gwynne Howell sings with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Sir Georg Solti, in a recording from 1985. 3 LP. Decca. 414396-1
Handel Water Music, Eduard van Beinum, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. 1 LP. Philips
Handel, Mozart, Wagenseil: Harp Ckoncertos. Nicanor Zabaleta. Berliner Philharmoniker, Ernst Marzendorfer. 1 LP. DG
Handel, Telemann, Corelli, Croft, de Murcia: Recorder works. Leif Ramløv Svendsen, Maria Kammerling. 1 LP. Paula
Handel, Wagensiel, Mozart: Harp Concertos. Nicola Zabaleta. 1 LP. DG