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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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 A Musical Christmas Various Artists 1
1994 Aral MusicCollection No. 6: Rhapsody in Blue Various Artists 1
1994 Baroque Classics Various Artists 1
1994 Baroque Times Various Artists 1
1994 BaroqueEsprit 10: The Very Best of Baroque Music - Sampler Various Artists 1
1994 Choeurs Eternels Various Artists 1
1994 Classical Gallery Various Artists 1
1994 Classical Moods: Tranquility Various Artists 1
1994 Classical Music for People Who Hate Classical Music Various Artists 1
1994 Das Cambridge Buch der Musik Various Artists 1
1994 Dining and the Opera in Manhattan Various Artists 1
1994 Favourite Wedding Classics Various Artists 2
1994 Gateway to Classical Music, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1994 Golden Age of the Classics Various Artists 1
1994 Greatest Hits: Trumpet Various Artists 1
1994 L'Univers du classique Various Artists 1
1994 Late Baroque Various Artists 1
1994 Le temps des castrats Various Artists 1
1994 Musica Mystica Various Artists 2
1994 Night Music 13 Various Artists 1
1994 O Fortuna: Gesänge von Glück und Lebensfreude Various Artists 1
1994 Romantic Classic, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1994 Romantic Classic, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
1994 Simple Gifts Yvonne Kenny, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Kamirski 1
1994 The Chaconne Collection, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1994 The Development of Western Music, an Anthology, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1994 The Great Voices of Christmas Various Artists 1
1994 The Heifetz Collection, Volume 8: 1950-1955 Heifetz 1
1994 The HMV Classics Collection: Spring Summer Autumn Winter Various Artists 1
1994 The Original Sound, Volume 2 Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music 1
1994 The Very Best of Romantic Favorites Various Artists 1
1994 Top of the Spot Classic Various Artists 1
1994 Weekend Classics Various Artists 1
1994 Welt der Oper Various Artists 1
1994 Wilhelm Backhaus 1908-1935 From Acoustic to Electrical Recordings Wilhelm Backhaus 1
1994 Your Hundred Best Tunes: The Top 20 Various Artists 1
1995 40 Greatest Classics Various Artists 1
1995 Your Favourite Classics Various Artists 1
1995 Great Works for Harp Nicanor Zabaleta 1
1995 Movie Classics Various Artists 1
1995 The Ultimate Wedding Album Various Artists 1
1995 300 Years of Classical Music Various Artists 1
1995 125 All Time Classical Favorites Various Artists 1
1995 Largo Various Artists 1
1995 The Canadian Brass Go for Baroque! Canadian Brass 1
1995 Greatest Hits: Harpsichord Various Artists 1
1995 Aria II: A Passion for Opera Various Artists 2
1995 Ombra mai fù (Ses plus beaux enregistrements) Gérard Lesne 1
1995 Anna Lelkes Plays the Golden Harp Anna Lelkes 2
1995 Classic Classics: The Greatest Music From the Greatest Artists Various Artists 1
1995 Klassiska Favoriter, Volume 2 Various Artists 3
1995 Adagio Karajan 3
1995 Adagio 2 Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1995 Romance Classics - Intimacy Various Artists 1
1995 50 Classical Masterpieces Various Artists 1
1995 100 Thèmes Various Artists 1
1995 100% Classics, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1995 A Festival of Classics Various Artists 1
1995 All Time Christmas Greats Various Artists 1
1995 Baroque at Bathtime: A Relaxing Serenade to Wash Your Cares Away Various Artists 5 2
1995 Baroque Masterpieces: Concerto in G minor "Christmas Concerto" / Handel: The Messiah Various Artists 1
1995 Blockbusters From the Movies Various Artists 1
1995 Breakfast Baroque Various Artists 1
1995 Christmas Meditation Various Artists 1
1995 Cinema Classics Various Artists 1
1995 Classical Christmas Various Artists 1
1995 Classical Christmas Favorites Various Artists 1
1995 Classical Gold Various Artists 1
1995 Classical Hits: 12 Favourite Masterpieces Various Artists 1
1995 Classics for Relaxation Various Artists 1
1995 Classics on a Summer's Day Various Artists 1
1995 Concert Favourites, Vol. 3 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2
1995 ECM New Series: Collection 1995 , Edition of Contemporary Music Various Artists 1
1995 Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Träumerei / Galakonzert Various Artists 1
1995 Great Orchestral Melodies Various Artists 1
1995 Hallelujah - Faszination Chormusik Various Artists 1
1995 Harp Music From Six Centuries Edward Witsenburg 1
1995 Holiday Classics Various Artists 1
1995 Leffe: Classic History Various Artists 1
1995 Listen: Third Brief Edition (Joseph Kerman, ed.) Various Artists 1
1995 More Greatest Hits Mormon Tabernacle Choir 1
1995 Silver Screen Classics Various Artists 1
1995 Simply Classical Various Artists 1
1995 Starbucks Winterludes Various Artists 1
1995 Sunday Morning Classics: Baroque Brunch Various Artists 1
1995 The A to Z of Classical Music Various Artists 1
1995 The Best Classical Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 3
1995 The Idiot's Guide to Classical Music Various Artists 1
1995 The Masterpiece Collection Various Artists 1
1995 The Wedding Album: The Ultimate Collection of Nuptial Music Various Artists 1
1995 The World's Greatest Classical Masterpieces Various Artists 1
1995 TopGear Turbo Classics Various Artists 1
1995 Trésors d'Archiv: The Best Early Music Recordings Various Artists 1
1995 Unforgettable Classics: Trumpet Various Artists 1
1996 25 Classical Favorites Various Artists 1
1996 Een tuin vol muziek Various Artists 1
1996 Trésors classiques Various Artists 2
1996 Passage To Paradise: 33 Highlights From Great Sacred Music Various Artists 1
1996 De keuze van Fred Brouwers Various Artists 1
1996 Complete Brahms Edition, Volume 4: Piano Works Johannes Brahms 1

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