Handel, George Frideric
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was a German-born English composer of the Baroque period.
Born in a family indifferent to music, Handel received his training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy.
He settled in London in 1712 and became a naturalized British subject in 1727.
Hence Handel spent most of his career in London.
He became famous for his orchestral works, operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos.
Handel was strongly influenced both by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition.
Born the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti, Handel is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period.
Sonatas for Flute and Continuo
||Baroque period||Flute and piano
Sonatas for Violin and Continuo
||Baroque period||Violin and piano
Almira, HWV 1
||First performed Hamburg, 1705||Opera
Poro, re dell'Indie, HWV 28
||First performed London, 2 February 1731||Opera
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
||First performed 27 April 1749||Orchestra
Suites & Overtures for Keyboard, HWV 426-456
Miscellaneous Movements & Dances for Keyboard, HWV 457-586
18 Tunes for Clay's Musical Clock, Set II, HWV 598-604
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
||8/9 July - 11 August 1746||Choir SATB and orchestra
|Miscellaneous Keyboard Works||
Miscellaneous Keyboard Works