Monday, August 27, 2012

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel(1685-1759), born in Halle, Germany; died in London, England; studied music early and enrolled at the University of Halle; served as organist at the Calvinist Cathedral; went to Italy(Florence, Rome, Venice) and continue to study composing sacred music and Italian operas. In 1710 he went to Hannover, Dusseldorf; then in 1719 he went to London and settled there until his death. He composed more than 40 operas, sacred music(Oratorios); instrumental music includes - concerti grossi, grand concertos, overtures, suites(Water music, the Royal Fireworks), chamber music etc.

Afganistan

Belgium

Congo, Republic of

Cyprus

Handel, Scarlatti, Bach, Efendi(Turkish musician)

Deutsche Democratic Republic(East Germany)

Deutsche Democratic Republic(East Germany)

Bach, Handel(300th birth anniversary), Henrich Schutz(400th birth anniversary) ** (1985 European Music Year)