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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Due to a recent edit (link) that changed his name from Georg Friedrich Händel to George Frideric Handel (no artist credits renamed), majority of the releases filed under this artist are still left with the old artist name (Georg Friedrich Händel). It might help to change the artist credits to the new one, especially those releases that use Handel or George Frideric Handel on cover art. (Majority of the releases do use the English name).

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

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George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (; born Georg Friedrich Händel German: [ˈhɛndəl] ( listen); 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-upon-Saale 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 Messiah, Water Music, and Music for the Royal Fireworks 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. Another of his English oratorios, Solomon (1748), has also remained popular, with the Sinfonia that opens act 3 (known more commonly as "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba") featuring at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. 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
1997 4 Coronation Anthems / Dixit Dominus / Foundling Hospital Anthem / Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate Handel; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford 1
1997 Harp Concertos Handel, Boïeldieu, Dittersdorf, Mozart, Glière, Rodrigo; Marisa Robles, Osian Ellis 1
1997 The Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks (Chamber Soloists of Washington feat. Edward Carroll) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1997 Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks Händel; The London Classical Players, Sir Roger Norrington 2
1997 Water Music / The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba / Largo Handel; Riccardo Muti, Sir Neville Marriner 1
1998 The Complete Wind Sonatas Georg Friedrich Händel; Brüggen, Haynes, Lange, Bylsma, Van Asperen 1
1998 Best of Baroque, Vol. 3 Händel, Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli 2
1998 Fireworksmusic / Watermusic Georg Friedrich Handel 1
1998 Handel-Harty: Water Music; Music for the Royal Fireworks / Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik Handel-Harty, Mozart; Antal Doráti 1
1998 Music for the Royal Fireworks / Concerti a due cori Händel; Tafelmusik 1
1998 The Best of Händel Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1998 Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni / Händel: Water Music Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel; Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Bohuslav Matoušek 1
1999 Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks / Concerti grossi / Organ concerti / Oboe concerti Handel; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 1
1999 Bach / Vivaldi / Handel / Albinoni / Marcello Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Albinoni, Marcello 2
1999 Classics for Kids: Händel & Babies Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1999 Overtures Georg Friedrich Händel; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Münchener Bach‐Orchester, Karl Richter 1
1999 The Performer George Frideric Handel, Benjamin Britten; Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 1
1999 Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks Handel; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
2000 Haydn: Nelson Mass / Vivaldi: Gloria / Handel: Zadok the Priest Haydn, Vivaldi, Handel; King’s College Choir, Willcocks 2
2000 25 Handel Favorites Georg Friedrich Händel 1
2000 Concertos Georg Friedrich Händel 1
2000 Great Conductors: Toscanini J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Handel; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Mischa Mischakoff 1
2000 The Essential Händel George Frideric Handel 1
2000 Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks Handel; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum, Bernard Haitink 2
2001 Italian Baroque Concertos Vivaldi, Corelli, Scarlatti, Geminiani, Handel, Castrucci; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment 1
2001 Water Music / Fireworks Music Handel; English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner 2
2001 Wilhelm Furtwängler: Aufnahmen Recordings 1942-1944, Volume 1 Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, Schubert, Weber; Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler 1
2001 Concerti Grossi G. F. Händel 1
2001 Le messie (extraits) George Frideric Handel 1
2001 Spectacular Classics Handel 1
2001 The Masterworks Georg Friedrich Händel 2
2001 Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks George Frideric Handel; The Virtuosi of England, Arthur Davison 1
2002 Complete Organ Concertos Handel; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, Simon Preston 1
2002 Concerti Grossi, op. 6 / Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks Handel; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
2002 Coronation Anthems & Silete Venti Georg Friedrich Händel; Rebecca Ryan, The Royal Academy Consort, Tallis Chamber Choir, Jeremy Summerly 1
2002 The Complete Chamber Music Handel; The Academy Chamber Ensemble 1
2002 Arcadian Duets George Frideric Handel; Le Concert d'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm, Natalie Dessay, Véronique Gens, Patricia Petibon, Laura Claycomb, Juanita Lascarro, Anna Maria Panzarella, Marijana Mijanovic, Sara Mingardo, Brian Asawa, Paul Agnew 1
2002 Concerti Grossi, op. 6 / Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks Handel; Bath Festival Orchestra, Menuhin Festival Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin 1
2002 The Japanese Four Seasons: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Handel: Water Music Suite / Royal Fireworks Music Suite Vivaldi, Handel; New Koto Ensemble, Seiichi Mitsuishi, Yoshikazu Fukumura 1
2003 Coronation Anthems / Dixit Dominus Händel; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Ledger, Sir David Willcocks 1
2003 Baroque Favorites Pachelbel, Albinoni, Handel; Heinz Holliger, Trevor Pinnock, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
2003 Harp Concertos Parish-Alvars, Handel, Haydn, Zach; Marielle Nordmann 1
2003 Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks / Concerti grossi (complete) (1993 - 1995 recordings) George Frideric Handel; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields 1
2004 Dixit Handel, Caldara; Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, Thomas Hengelbrock 1
2004 Greatest Hits George Frideric Handel 1
2004 Messiah Highlights George Frideric Handel 1
2004 Organ Concertos Handel; Christian Schmitt, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Nicol Matt 1
2005 The Very Best of Handel Georg Friedrich Händel 1
2005 The Founding Years Mozart, Chabrier, Sibelius, Handel; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 2
2006 Portrait George Frideric Handel; Suzie LeBlanc 1
2006 Arien Händel; Angelika Kirchschlager, Kammerorchester Basel, Laurence Cummings 1
2006 Water Music / Music For The Royal Fireworks / Harp Concerto / Trumpet Suite George Frideric Handel 1
2007 Ultimate Handel: Essential Masterpieces George Frideric Handel 1
2007 The Messiah Handel; Coro y Orquesta de Cámara de San Borja 1
2007 Fireworks Music Handel 1
2007 Monteverdi, Gratiani, Barringcloe, Humfrey, Purcell, Schubert, Fauré, Gounod, Handel Claudio Monteverdi, Bonifatio Gratiani, Mister Barringcloe, Pelham Humfrey, Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Charles-François Gounod, George Frideric Handel; Dame Janet Baker 1
2007 Los clásicos de la Ópera, No. 6: Rinaldo (Orquesta del Teatro La Fenice de Venecia) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
2007 Opera Classics (box 6: Serse, disc 1: Serse) (Les Arts Florissants feat. conductor William Christie) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
2009 Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks George Frideric Handel; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
2009 The Masterworks Handel 1
2009 Handel Gold Georg Friedrich Händel 1
2009 Grandes compositores da música clássica, Volume 9: Haendel Georg Friedrich Händel 1
2009 Festliche Tafelmusik Albinoni, Bach, Händel, Telemann, Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Sir Neville Marriner, Karl Münchinger 1
2009 The Top 40 Georg Friedrich Händel 1
2010 The 99 Most Essential Handel Masterpieces Georg Friedrich Händel 1
2010 Music for the Peace of Utrecht George Frideric Handel, William Croft; Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven 1
2011 Albinoni: Adagio / Pachelbel: Canon / Baroque Music by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi Albinoni, Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi 1
2011 Silent Worship: The Timeless Music Of Handel George Frideric Handel 5 1
2012 To the Glory of God: The Music of George Frideric Handel George Frideric Handel 1
2014 Your Tuneful Voice George Frideric Handel; Iestyn Davies, Carolyn Sampson, The King's Consort, Robert King 1
2016 Handel: The Great Oratorios George Frideric Handel 1
2017 Handel: The Essentials George Frideric Handel 1
50 Classical Highlights Georg Friedrich Händel 1
A Handel Celebration Georg Friedrich Händel 1
A Listener's Guide to the Classics: Handel George Frideric Handel 1
Anne Sofie von Otter Handel, Monteverdi, Telemann, Roman; Anne Sofie von Otter, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble 1
Chill with Handel Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Choruses from the Messiah George Frideric Handel 1
Concerto Grosso / Music for the Royal Fireworks Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Early 18th Century Oboe Sonatas Georg Philipp Telemann, Georg Friedrich Händel, Jacques Loeillet, Johann Christoph Pepusch, Pierre Pierlot & Ruggero Gerlin 1
Favourite Harp Concertos Boïeldieu, J.C. Bach, Handel, Petrini 1
Fireworks and Water Music Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Fireworks Festival: Baroque Masterpieces by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi & Telemann Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann 1
Fireworks Music & Water Music Georg Friedrich Händel; Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Ludwig 1
Handel: Julius Ceasar George Frideric Handel 1
La resurrezione / Dettinger Te Deum G. F. Händel 1
Masters of Classical Music, Vol. 10: Handel George Frideric Handel 3 1
Music for a Royal Court George Frideric Handel 1
Music for the Royal Fireworks George Frideric Handel 1
Music for the Royal Fireworks / Water Music Handel; English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard 1
Music For the Royal Fireworks / Water Music George Frideric Handel; Collegium Aureum 1
Musique pour les feux d'artifice royaux Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Musique pour les feux d'artifices royaux Georg Friedrich Händel 1
Pachelbel Canon and Other Baroque Favorites Pachelbel, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell 1
Te Deum "Utrecht" / Concerto Grosso Op. 6 (Concentus Musicus Wien feat. conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt) Georg Friedrich Händel 1
The Cuckoo and the Nightingale Handel, Albinoni, Locatelli, Vivaldi 1
The Greatest Hits George Frideric Handel 1
The Masterpiece Collection, Volume 5: Händel Georg Friedrich Händel 1
The Millennium Georg Friedrich Händel 1
The Sorceress: Handel Celebration (Kiri Te Kanawa) Georg Friedrich Händel 1

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