GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL music

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL music - GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL 1685...

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL 1685 - 1759 Born in Halle, 1685 Not from a musical family - his father hoped he would pursue law At age 10, Handel impressed Johann Adolph, Duke of Weissenfels, who then financed his musical studies Age 17 Handel became organist for one of Halle’s principal churches In 1703 he moved to Hamburg and became a violinist and harpsichordist in the opera orchestra In 1706 -Handel went to Italy (Florence, Rome, Venice) to study opera In 1710 Handel returned to Germany as court composer to Georg Ludwig, the Elector of Hanover 1710 - London - success with opera “Rinaldo” 1711 - back to Hanover 1712 - back to England again, producing operas in London Handel receives an annual stipend from Queen Anne In 1714, August, Queen Anne died leaving no heir September 1714 - the crown is passed to the house of Hanover and. . . Georg Ludwig, the Elector of Hanover,
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