George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer)

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On 22 January 1727 Georg Friedrich Händel became a naturalised subject of the British crown with the legally accepted name George Frideric Handel.

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Legal name: Georg Friedrich Händel, Georg Friedrich Händel, George Frideric Handel

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George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (/ˈhændəl/; born Georg Friedrich Händel, German pronunciation: [ˈhɛndəl]; 23 February 1685 (O.S.) [(N.S.) 5 March] – 14 April 1759) was a German, later British baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. Handel received important training in Halle and worked as a composer in Hamburg and Italy before settling in London in 1712; he became a naturalised British subject in 1727. He was strongly influenced both by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and by the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition.

Within fifteen years, Handel had started three commercial opera companies to supply the English nobility with Italian opera. Musicologist Winton Dean writes that his operas show that "Handel was not only a great composer; he was a dramatic genius of the first order." As Alexander's Feast (1736) was well received, Handel made a transition to English choral works. After his success with Messiah (1742) he never performed an Italian opera again. Almost blind, and having lived in England for nearly fifty years, he died in 1759, a respected and rich man. His funeral was given full state honours, and he was buried in Westminster Abbey in London.

Born the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti, Handel is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era, with works such as Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks and Messiah remaining steadfastly popular. One of his four Coronation Anthems, Zadok the Priest (1727), composed for the coronation of George II, has been performed at every subsequent British coronation, traditionally during the sovereign's anointing. Handel composed more than forty operas in over thirty years, and since the late 1960s, with the revival of baroque music and historically informed musical performance, interest in Handel's operas has grown.

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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Messiah George Frideric Handel; Ameling, Reynolds, Langridge, Howell, Neville Marriner 2
1989 Oboe Sonatas Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel, C.P.E. Bach; Heinz Holliger, Christiane Jaccottet, Thomas Demenga 1
1989 Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne / Anthem for the Foundling Hospital Handel; Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, The Academy Of Ancient Music, Simon Preston 1
1989 Pachelbel Canon Pachelbel, Albinoni, Bach, Boccherini, Handel; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Karl Münchinger 2
1989 Susanna Georg Friedrich Händel; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, Nicholas McGegan 1
1989 The Best of Handel George Frideric Handel 1
1989 The Classic Euphonium Handel, Mozart, D'Anzi; Jean-Pierre Chevailler, City of London Sinfonia, George Lloyd 1
1989 The Water Music / Two Arias for Wind Band (The Academy of Ancient Music feat. director: Christopher Hogwood) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1989 Water Music (1988 recordings) Handel; Academy of St. Martin‐in‐the‐Fields, Neville Marriner 3
1989 Water Music (1979 recordings) Handel; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
1990 The Messiah: Choruses Handel; Bratislava City Choir, Capella Istropolitana, Jaroslav Krček 3
1990 Der Messias (Messiah) Handel; Edith Mathis, Birgit Finnilä, Peter Schreier, Theo Adam, Sir Charles Mackerras 1
1990 Handel: Concerti a due cori George Frideric Handel; The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
1990 Alessandro Haendel; La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken 1
1990 Harpsichord Suites nos. 1 - 5 George Frideric Handel; Alan Cuckston 1
1990 Harpsichord Suites nos. 6 - 8 George Frideric Handel; Alan Cuckston 1
1990 Arias for Montagnana George Frideric Handel; David Thomas, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Nicholas McGegan 1
1990 Baroque Oboe Concertos Handel, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Bach; Guildhall String Ensemble, Malcolm Messiter 1
1990 Fireworks Music Georg Friedrich Händel 3
1990 Israel in Egypt Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1990 Janet Baker sings Handel: Largo: Ombra mai fù / Cantata « Lucrezia » Handel; Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard 1
1990 L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato Handel; Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner 1
1990 La Resurrezione (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra feat. conductor: Nicholas McGegan) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1990 Love in Bath etc George Frideric Handel arr. Sir Thomas Beecham; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 1
1990 Messiah Handel; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The Huddersfield Choral Society, Sir Malcolm Sargent 2
1990 The Händel Collection Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1990 The Messiah (Highlights) Handel; English Chamber Orchestra, Johannes Somary 2
1990 Trio Sonatas Handel; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
1990 Wassermusik & Feuerwerksmusik Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1990 Water Music (Suite in F major) / Concerto Grosso, op. 6 nos. 1 & 2 Handel; London Symphony Orchestra, Alfredo Bernardini 1
1991 Horn Concerti Telemann, Vivaldi, Handel, L. Mozart; Zdeněk Tylšar, Bedřich Tylšar, Zdeněk Divoký, Jindřich Petráš, Capella Istropolitana, Frantisek Vajnar 1
1991 Athalia Georg Friedrich Händel; Joan Sutherland, Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
1991 Tamerlano (English Baroque Soloists feat. conductor: John Eliot Gardiner) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1991 Joshua Handel; Emma Kirkby, James Bowman, Aidan Oliver, John Mark Ainsley, Michael George, Choir of New College Oxford, King's Consort, Robert King 1
1991 Orlando (1990 studio cast) George Frideric Handel; James Bowman, Arleen Augér, Catherine Robbin, Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
1991 Heroic Arias Georg Friedrich Händel; James Bowman 1
1991 5 Organ Concertos George Frideric Handel; Simon Preston, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 2
1991 Messiah Handel; Collegium Musicum 90, Richard Hickox 1
1991 Giulio Cesare (Concerto Köln feat. conductor: René Jacobs) Georg Friedrich Händel 2
1991 7 Trio Sonatas, Op. 5 (La Stravaganza Salzburg) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1991 Alexander's Feast Handel; The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers 2
1991 Chamber Music (L'Ecole d'Orphée) Georg Friedrich Händel 2
1991 Concerti Grossi, op. 3 Handel; New Leipzig Bach Collegium Musicum, Max Pommer 1
1991 Concerti Grossi, op. 6 nos. 1-4 Georg Friedrich Händel; Hans Zanotelli, Norddeutsche Philharmonie 1
1991 Essential Classics: Water Music / Fireworks Music Handel 1
1991 Favourite Handel Arias Handel; Robert White 1
1991 Flute Sonatas George Frideric Händel; Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen 1
1991 Haydn: Concertos for Organ and Orchestra nos. 1, 2 & 3 / Handel: Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" J. Haydn, G.F. Handel; Albert de Klerk, Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra, André Rieu 1
1991 Orgelkonzerte Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1991 Orgelkonzerte / Suite G-Dur (Münchner Kammerorchester feat. conductor: Georg Hlinka, organ: Johann Biber, harpsichord: Eberhard Kraus) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1991 Recorder Sonatas Georg Friedrich Händel; Michala Petri, Keith Jarrett 2
1991 Royal Fireworks Music / Concerto Grosso “Alexander’s Feast” / Ouvertures Handel; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
1991 Sonates pour Flûte à Bec & Basse Continue George Friedrich Haendel ; Hugo Reyne , Jérôme Hantaï , Pascal Monteilhet , Pierre Hantaï 1
1991 The Italian Years George Frideric Handel, Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi; Julianne Baird & Philomel Baroque Orchestra 1
1991 The Messiah: Highlights (Chamber Choir of Stockholm feat. conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1991 Theodora Georg Friedrich Händel; Arnold Schönberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
1991 Water Music (Orchestra of St. Luke's feat. conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras) George Frideric Handel 1
1991 Water Music / Music For The Royal Fireworks George Frideric Handel; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Simon Preston 1
1992 La Resurrezione (The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, feat. conductor: Ton Koopman, singers: Argenta, Schlick, Laurens, De Mey, Mertens) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1992 Messiah Handel; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 1
1992 Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks George Frideric Handel; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
1992 Cantatas (Il Seminario Musicale) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1992 Agrippina Georg Friedrich Händel; Nicholas McGegan, Sally Bradshaw, Lisa Saffer, Drew Minter, Wendy Hill, Nicholas Isherwood, Ralf Popken, Michael Dean, Gloria Banditelli, Béla Szilágyi, Capella Savaria 1
1992 Judas Maccabeus George Frideric Handel 1
1992 Messiah George Frideric Handel; English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge 1
1992 Flute Concertos & Sonatas Handel; Jean-Pierre Rampal, Lily Laskine, Robert Veyron‐Lacroix, Jean‐François Paillard 1
1992 Alcina / Giulio Cesare highlights (London Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Richard Bonynge) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1992 Bach, Handel Arias Bach, Handel; Arleen Auger, The Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz 1
1992 Clori, Tirsi e Fileno (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra feat. conductor: Nicholas McGegan, soprano: Lorraine Hunt) Georg Friedrich Händel 2
1992 Arias for Durastanti Handel; Lorraine Hunt, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan 1
1992 Concerti Grossi Op. 3 No. 1-6 (Camerata Romana feat. conductor: Alberto Lizzio) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1992 Concerti Grossi, op. 6, nos. 1-6 Handel; Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman 1
1992 Concerto Grosso, no. 5-8 Händel; North German Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Zanotelli 1
1992 Die großen Meister der Musik Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1992 Feuerwerksmusik u.a. George Frideric Handel 1
1992 Judas Maccabaeus George Frideric Handel; The King's Consort, Robert King 1
1992 Messiah Georg Friedrich Händel; Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman, Karen Clift, Catherine Robbin, Bruce Fowler, Victor Ledbetter 2
1992 Messiah Handel; James Bowman, Robert Tear, Benjamin Luxon, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir David Willcocks 1
1992 Messiah, HWV 56 (Highlights) Handel; Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1992 Messiah: The 250th Anniversary Performance Handel; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Sir Neville Marriner 1
1992 Music for the Royal Fireworks / Water Music George Frideric Handel; English Chamber Orchestra, Johannes Somary, Camerata of St. Andrew, Leonard Friedman, Amor Artis Chorale 1
1992 The Eight Great Suites for the Harpsichord Georg Friedrich Händel; Anthony Newman 1
1992 The Messiah Handel; Scholars Baroque Ensemble 2
1992 Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks / Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 5 / Xerxes: Largo (RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Leopold Stokowski) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1993 Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks Handel; La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Jean‐Claude Malgoire 1
1993 Messiah Handel; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 2
1993 Atalanta Handel; Katalin Farkas, Éva Bártfai-Barta, Éva Lax, János Bándi, József Gregor, László Polgár, Capella Savaria, Nicholas McGegan 1
1993 Recorder Sonatas, op. 1 nos. 1, 2, 4, 7 and 11 Georg Friedrich Händel; László Czidra, Harsányi Zsolt, Zsuzsa Pertis, Pál Kelemen 1
1993 Semele (Ambrosian Opera Chorus & English Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: John Nelson) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1993 Water Music / Fireworks Music Handel; Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Galway 1
1993 Handel: Harpsichord Sonatas nos. 1-4 / Bach: Preludes & Fugues, BWV 878 & 883 Handel, Bach; Glenn Gould 1
1993 Deborah Handel; Yvonne Kenny, Susan Gritton, Catherine Denley, James Bowman, Michael George, Choir of New College Oxford, Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral, The King's Consort, Robert King 1
1993 Concerti Grossi, op. 3, 1-6 Handel; Tafelmusik, Jeanne Lamon 4 1
1993 Concerti Grossi, op. 6 Georg Friedrich Händel; Händel and Haydn Society, Christopher Hogwood 1
1993 Concerti per organo G. F. Handel; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, Simon Preston 1
1993 Concerto Grosso, op. 3 Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1993 Exsultate jubilate Händel, Mozart; Sylvia McNair, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner 1
1993 Messiah Georg Friedrich Händel; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sir Colin Davis 4 2
1993 Messiah Handel; Dame Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, Leopold Krenn, Tom Krause, The Ambrosian Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge 1
1993 Messiah (Highlights) Handel; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Sir Thomas Beecham 1

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