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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A Portrait of Norman Walker, including excerpts from Messiah, The Creation, The Dream of Gerontius, With, Joan Cross, Webster Booth, Alfred Deller, Richard Lewis & Malcolm Sargent 1 CD. Dutton
Aksel Schiøtz: Oratoria and Mozart Arias. (1940-1945). 1 CD. Danacord.
Angela Gheorghiu Live from Covent Garden. Arias from Rinaldo, Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, etc 1 CD EMI 5572642
Angela Gheorghiu Live from Covent Garden. Arias from Rinaldo, Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, etc 1 DVD. EMI 4926969
Kiri te Kanawa: Ave Maria. Choir of St. Pauls Cathedral, Barry Rose. 1 CD. Philips. 4126292
J.S. Bach - Mass in B Minor - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Martha Höffgen, Nicolai Gedda, Hans Rehfuss - Philharmonia Orchestra (1952) + C W Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice - Giuletta Simionato, Sena Jurinac, Graziella Sciuzzi - Wiener Philharmoniker (1959) + Händel - Water Music (Suite) - Berliner Philharminiker (1959) Herbert von Karajan. 4 CD box. Membran
Bach, Handel, Telemann: Recorder sonatas. Michala Petri, George Malcolm. 1 CD. Philips 4163692
Bach: Cantatas BWV 170 & BWV 161 & 243. & Handel: Arias. Rene Jacobs. 1 CD. Virgin. 5613972
JS. Bach: Cello Suites nos. 1 - 2. & Handel: Sonata in G. Jacqueline du Pré. 1 CD. Warner
JS Bach: Cello Suite no. 5. & Cello Sonata by Benjamin Britten and Frank Bridge. Mstislav Rostropovich plays the cello and Alexander Deduykhin on piano, in some recordings from 1964. 1 CD. Russian Archives. 8713932
Baroque Festival. J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite no. 2 & Vivaldi: The 4 seasons. & Handel: Water Music. The English Bach Festival Orchestra. Christopher Hirrons 3 DVD. Brilliant. 92737
Baroque for Brides to be. Cantata "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. + Air, Wedding Cantata. etc. 1 CD. Philips 4563552
Baroque Masterpieces. Bach, Handel, Telemann, Albinoni, Gluck, Pachelbel. Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. 1 CD. EMI. 0851752
Beethoven, Mozart. & Handel: Compositions for 2 French horn and orchestra played by brothers Tylsar that interact with Dvorak chamber orchestra is conducted by Libor Pesek, in some recordings from 1985. 1 CD. Supraphon. 1114752
Carestini: The Story of a Castrato. Philippe Jaroussky, Le Concert d'Astree, Emmanuelle Haim. 1 CD. Virgin. 3952422
Cathedral Voices - Sacred Choruses. Various Artists. Vol. 2. 2 CD. Virgin. 5621152
Cenacolo Concert. Cecilia Gasdia (soprano) and Pietro Ballo (tenor) singing popular arias by J. Haydn, WA. Mozart, Gounod, GF. Handel, etc. 1 DVD. Pan Dream. PDBR 2146
Choral Favourites. King's College Choir, Cambridge. David Willcocks / Philip Ledger. Handel: Hallelujah Chorus, & Bach: Jesu joy of man's Desire- & Haydn: The Heavens are Telling, & Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord alway, & Schubert: Psalm 23. & Faure: Sanctus. 1 CD. EMI