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 composed 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Your Tuneful Voice George Frideric Handel; Iestyn Davies 1
2014 The Eight Great Suites Handel; Danny Driver 1
2014 A portrait in live and studio recordings from 1959-1962 Bellini, Puccini, Händel, Granados, Verdi, Leoz, Scarlatti, Mozart, Guridi, Nin, Rodrigo, Toldrà 1
2014 Coleção Folha Mestres da música clássica, volume 13: Georg Haendel George Frideric Handel 1
2014 Piano Concertos 13-16 George Friedrich Händel; Matthias Kirschnereit, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Lavard Skou Larsen 1
2015 Tempesta Handel, Vivaldi; Blandine Staskiewicz, Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko 1
2016 Water Music George Frideric Handel; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin 1
2016 Arminio George Frideric Handel, Armonia Atenea & Γιώργος Πέτρου 1
2016 Handel at Vauxhall, Vol. 1 Handel; London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham 1
'Clori, Tirsi e Fileno' - Cantata a tre, HWV 96 George Frideric Handel; Lorraine Hunt, Jill Feldman, Drew Minter, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Nicholas McGegan 1
"Floridante" George Frideric Handel; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Alan Curtis, Catherine Robbin, Linda Maguire, Nancy Argenta, Ingrid Attrot, Mel Braun 1
12 concerti grossi, op. 6 Händel; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Iona Brown 1
Acis and Galatea (English Baroque Soloists feat. conductor: John Eliot Gardiner) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122 / Giulio Cesare HWV 17 - Selection (Roberta Alexander, Thomas Hampson, Concentus musicus Wien feat. conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Arias George Frideric Handel; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan & Lorraine Hunt 1
Arias for Cuzzoni (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra feat. conductor: Nicholas McGegan) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Bach Händel Vivaldi Bach, Händel, Vivaldi; Frankfurter Gitarren Duo 1
Bach, Handel, Purcell, etc. Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Friedrich Händel, Henry Purcell; Maurice André, Hedwig Bilgram 1
Blockflötensonaten des Barock Bach, Händel, Telemann, Corelli, Marcello, Vivaldi; Michala Petri, George Malcolm, Graham Sheen 1
Concerti Grossi Op. 3 (Musiciens du Louvre feat. conductor: Marc Minkowski) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Concerti Grossi Op. 6, Volume 1: Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6 Georg Friedrich Händel; Hamburg Soloists, Emil Klein 1
Concerti Grossi Op. 6, Volume 2: Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8 Georg Friedrich Händel; Hamburg Soloists, Emil Klein 1
Concerti Grossi Op. 6, Volume 3: Nos. 9-12 Georg Friedrich Händel; Hamburg Soloists, Emil Klein 1
Concerti Grossi, op. 6 (disc 1) George Frideric Handel; I Musici 1
Concerti per organo e arpa: HWV 296 / HWV 304 / HWV 308 / HWV 294 Handel; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, Simon Preston, Ursula Holliger 1
Concertos Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Der Messias (Chorsingen - leicht gemacht) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Duetti da Camera George Frideric Handel: Fabio Bonizzoni / Roberta Invernizzi / Marina de Liso / La Risonanza, Marina de Liso, La Risonanza, Fabio Bonizzoni 1
Duetti e cantate George Frideric Handel; Wieland Kuijken, René Jacobs, Judith Nelson, William Christie & Konrad Junghänel 1
Etcetera George Frideric Handel 1
Hallelujah! Handel's Messiah Highlights George Frideric Handel 1
Handel From King's: Chandos Anthems 2, 5a, 6, 9, 10 & 11 Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Händel: Apollo e Dafne / Telemann: Ino Händel, Telemann; Roberta Alexander, Thomas Hampson, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
Highlights From Handel's Messiah (The Royal Music College Edinburgh feat. conductor: Serge Baudo) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Himmlischer Händel Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Holst: Suite no. 1 in E-flat / Suite no. 2 in F / Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks / Bach: Fantasia in G Holst, Handel, Bach; The Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell 1
Israel in Egypt (Akademisk Orchestra) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Israel in Egypt (English Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras, choir: Leeds Festival Chorus) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Israel in Egypt / Chandos Anthem No. 10 (Simon Preston) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Israel in Egypt / The Ways of Zion Do Mourn Georg Friedrich Händel; Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner 1
Italian Cantatas (played by Concerto Armonico and Capella Savaria) George Frideric Handel 1
Judas Maccabeus George Frideric Handel 1
Julius Caesar (English National Opera Orchestra and Chorus feat. conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
La Cantate des Muses Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Haendel, Leonardo Leo, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Georg Philipp Telemann; Ensemble Les Muses Galantes 1
Le Cantate Italiane di Handel VII. - Apollo e Dafne George Frideric Handel 1
Le Messie George Frideric Handel; Münchener Bach‐Orchester, Münchener Bach‐Chor, Karl Richter, Gundula Janowitz, Marga Höffgen, Ernst Haefliger & Franz Crass 1
Le Messie (extraits) Georg Friedrich Händel; John Eliot Gardiner 1
Messiah Handel; American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas 1
Messiah George Frideric Handel; Musica Sacra, Richard Westenburg 1
Messiah - Highlights Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Messiah (Akademisk Orchestra) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Messiah (complete) Handel; Jennifer Smith, Helen Kucharek, Linda Finnie, Neil Mackie, Rodney Macann, The Choir & Orchestra of Pro Christe, Timothy Dean 1
Messiah (Highlights) Handel; The Ambrosian Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras 1
Messiah Oratorio Handel; Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus, Otto Klemperer 1
Messiah: Choruses Handel; Academy of Ancient Music, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Christopher Hogwood 1
Messiah: Highlights Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Music for the Royal Fireworks Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Music for the Royal Fireworks Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Music for the Royal Fireworks Handel; Sir Charles Mackerras 1
Music for the Royal Fireworks / 2 Concerti a due cori Handel; English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner 1
Music for the Royal Fireworks / Concerto a due cori No. 2 in F major / Alexander's Feast / Concerto grosso in C major / Jephtha / Solomon (English Baroque Soloists feat. conductor John Eliot Gardiner) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Music for the Royal Fireworks / Water Music Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Music for the Royal Fireworks / Water Music Handel; English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard 1
Music for the Royal Fireworks, Watermusic Suite (Slovak Chamber Orchestra feat. Oliver Dohnanyi) Georg Friedrich Händel 2
Musique pour trompette ert orchestre a cordes (Andre Bernard & Münchner Kammerorchester feat. conductor: Hans Stadlmair) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Orchesterwerke / Concerto grosso, op. 3,1 / Feuerwerkskonzerte Händel; English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras 1
Organ Concertos Op. IV & Op. VII Handel; Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra 1
Orgelkonzert “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale” / Harfenkonzert / Oboenkonzert nr. 3 / Concerto a Due Cori nr. 2 George Frideric Händel 1
Orgelkonzerte George Frideric Handel 1
Piano Works J.S. Bach, Handel, Gluck; Wilhelm Kempff 1
Píanó: Händel / Mozart / Schubert / Chopin / Schumann / Brahms Händel, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms; Jónas Ingimundarson 1
Russell Oberlin Sings Handel Arias Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Selections from the 2005-2006 Season Advent Chamber Orchestra, Johann Sebastian Bach, François Couperin, Béla Bartók, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi & Arcangelo Corelli 1
Selections from the December 2006 Concert Advent Chamber Orchestra, Arcangelo Corelli, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Serenade: “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”, K 525 / Concerto grosso in A minor, op. 6 no. 4 Mozart, Handel; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 1
simply handel George Frideric Handel 1
Six Concertos for Organ and Chamber Orchestra, op. 4 Georg Friedrich Händel; Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal, Ivan Sokol 1
Solomon George Frideric Handel 1
Suites - Erick Heideieck piano - Vol.1 Georg Friedrich Händel 1
The Best of Händel Georg Friedrich Händel 1
The Great Composers: 23 - Messiah Highlights Georg Friedrich Händel 1
The Great Composers: 29 - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks & Water Music Suites in F, G and D Georg Friedrich Händel 1
The Masterworks - Water Music (complete) George Frideric Handel 1
The Messiah Georg Friedrich Händel; London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis 1
The Messiah Georg Friedrich Händel; Oregon Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra, Rilling 1
The Messiah (highlights) Georg Friedrich Händel, Sir Colin Davis 1
The Messiah (Highlights) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
The Triumph of Time and Truth Georg Friedrich Händel 1
The Young Messiah (The New London Chorale feat. M. Bell, V. Brown, G. Chandler & S. Jerome) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Theodora (disc 1) Georg Friedrich Händel; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
Tra le Fiamme: Cantatas of George Frideric Handel (Seattle Baroque Orchestra feat. Ellen Hargis: soprano, Ingrid Matthews: violin, Byron Schenkman: harpsichord) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Trumpet Voluntary Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Ludwig Krebs, Johann Christian Fischer; Maurice André 1
Violin Sonatas / Oboe Sonatas (L'École d'Orphée feat. violin: John Holloway, oboe: David Reichenberg, cello: Susan Sheppard, harpsichord: Lucy Carolan) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Wassermusik - Suite No.1-3 (Norddeutsche Philharmonie feat. conductor: Hans Zanotelli) George Frideric Handel 1
Wassermusik-Suite / Feuerwerksmusik (Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin feat. conductor Lorin Maazel) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Water Music Georg Friedrich Händel; Virtuosi of England, Arthur Davison 1
Water Music (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Water Music (Chicago Chamber Orchestra) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Water Music (Suites 1-3) / Concerto Grosso in G, Op. 3, No. 3 Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks Georg Friedrich Händel; Süddeutsche Philharmonie, Alexander von Pitamic 1

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