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
1990 The Naxos Collection: Classical Favourites for Relaxing and Dreaming Various Artists 1
1990 The Sampler Digital Concerto Various Artists 1
1990 The Very Best of Classic Rock, Vol. 1 Symphonic Rock Orchestra, Wave’s Computer Orchestra, Orchestra & Chorus Harry Pleva, Philharmonics of London 1
1990 The World of Kathleen Ferrier Kathleen Ferrier 2
1990 Traum Klassik 2: Ein klassisches Hörvergnügen Various Artists 2
1990 Your Hundred Best Tunes, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1990 Your Hundred Best Tunes, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1990 Your Hundred Best Tunes, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1990 Your Hundred Best Tunes, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1990 Your Hundred Best Tunes, Volume 7 Various Artists 1
1991 Forever Young: The Very Best of Pop and Classic Various Artists 2
1991 The Very Best of Classic Rock, Volume 3 Symphonic Rock Orchestra 1
1991 100 Masterpieces, Volume 1: The Top 10 of Classical Music 1685-1730 Various Artists 3 1
1991 100 Masterpieces, Volume 2: The Top 10 of Classical Music 1731-1775 Various Artists 3 2
1991 Ave Maria: Sacred Arias Various Artists 1
1991 The Wedding Album Various Artists 1
1991 Funeral Music Various Artists 1
1991 The Pachelbel Canon, Albinoni Adagio, and other Baroque Melodies Pachelbel, Albinoni; Orchestre de chambre Jean‐François Paillard 1
1991 Classical Journey, Vol. 3: England Various Artists 1
1991 Classic CD, Volume 17 Various Artists 1
1991 Classic CD, Volume 19 Various Artists 1
1991 YOSHIKI SELECTION Various Artists 2
1991 Canon & Other Baroque Hits Johann Pachelbel 1
1991 Christmas Concertos The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 3
1991 Discover the Classics: Heroes and Heroines Various Artists 1
1991 Discover the Classics: Power and Glory Various Artists 1
1991 Discover the Classics: Sound and Vision Various Artists 1
1991 Dreams of Classics, Volume 2 Various Artists 2
1991 Feeling Classic Various Artists 2
1991 Heaven and Earth Various Artists 1
1991 Klassiska mästerverk, volym II Various Artists 1
1991 Laser Test: Musique Baroque Various Artists 1
1991 Les Introuvables de Christa Ludwig Christa Ludwig 1
1991 Night Music 6 Various Artists 2
1991 Night Music 9 Various Artists 1
1991 The Classical Collection, Volume 1: 50 of the World's Musical Masterpieces Various Artists 1
1991 The Complete Classical Collection Various Artists 2
1991 The Essential Classics Various Artists 1
1991 The Essential Classics Collection Various Artists 4
1991 The Gramophone Awards 1991 Various Artists 1
1991 The Top 100 Masterpieces Of Classical Music: 1685-1928 Various Artists 1 1
1991 The Voice of Wales Tredegar Orpheus Male Voice Choir, Rhos Orpheus Male Voice Choir 1
1991 The World's Most Beloved Melodies Various Artists 1
1992 Water Music Suite Various Artists 1
1992 Classic CD, Volume 21 Various Artists 1
1992 25 Golden Classics Various Artists 1
1992 Classic CD, Volume 26 Various Artists 1
1992 The Ultimate Opera Collection Various Artists 1
1992 World's Greatest Choruses Various Artists 1
1992 The Complete Recordings Sergei Rachmaninoff 2
1992 Trumpet Concertos Maurice André 2
1992 Classic CD, Volume 29 Various Artists 1
1992 Brass: 3 Centuries of Golden Sounds Various Artists 1
1992 The Best of Naxos 5 Various Artists 2
1992 Baroque Splendor Various Artists 1
1992 The Top Hits of 1750 Various Artists 1
1992 Classics for All Seasons: Winter Various Artists 1
1992 1992 Pick of the Year Various Artists 1
1992 Classic CD, Volume 31 Various Artists 1
1992 Classic CD, Volume 32 Various Artists 1
1992 100 chefs‐d’œuvre de la musique classique Various Artists 7
1992 Aangenaam... Barok '92 Various Artists 1
1992 Arabesque Various Artists 1
1992 Around the World With Philips Classics in 1993 Various Artists 1
1992 Best-Loved Classics 13 Various Artists 2
1992 Best-Loved Classics 14 Various Artists 1
1992 Celebration! Various Artists 1
1992 Classic Masters: Concerto de ano novo Orquestra Sinfônica de Berlim, Isaiah Jackson 2
1992 Classical Collection, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1992 Classical Music for Home Improvements Various Artists 1
1992 Classics à la Carte Various Artists 1
1992 CLASSIQUE 92 Various Artists 1
1992 Die schönsten Melodien großer Meister Various Artists 1
1992 Dream ClassiX Various Artists 1
1992 Dream Melodies, Volume 1: Baroque Various Artists 1
1992 Esquire: Classical Music Sampler Various Artists 1
1992 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Classical Music Various Artists 1
1992 Famous Classics, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Famous Opera Choirs: Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Favourite Classics 1 Various Artists 1
1992 Favourite TV Classics Various Artists 1
1992 Forever Young II: The Very Best of Pop and Classic Various Artists 2
1992 Great Melodies of the Classics Various Artists 1
1992 Joy to the World: A Baroque Christmas Various Artists 1
1992 Kerman Listen: Second Brief Edition Various Artists 1
1992 Klassische Weihnacht Various Artists 1
1992 La Grande Sarabande de Haendel Various Artists 1
1992 Les immortels du baroque Various Artists 1
1992 Meridian Sampler Various Artists 1
1992 Mozart / Vivaldi / Grieg / Tchaikovsky / Haendel / Berlioz / Mendelssohn / Rimsky-Korkasoff / Bizet / Beethoven Various Artists 1
1992 Olympic Experience Various Artists 1
1992 Reader's Digest: 250 Years of Great Music Various Artists 1
1992 Serenata Notturna Various Artists 1
1992 Smooth Classics: Concerti grossi Various Artists 1
1992 The Bells of St. Genevieve and Other Baroque Delights Various Artists 1
1992 The Classics Various Artists 1
1992 The Essential Guide to Classics Various Artists 1
1992 The Greatest Hits of the Classics, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1992 The HMV Collection Sampler Set Various Artists 1
1992 The Naxos Collection: 52 Classical Favourites for Relaxing and Dreaming Various Artists 1

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