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Unformatted text preview: Outline for Lecture #2 Handels Trio Sonata in g minor With introductory notes continuing the biographical narrative begun last week Handel in Hamburg 0. Visits to Leipzig and Berlin (John Butt essay) 1. Travels to Hamburg in 1703. Again Mainwaring account emphasizes his strong character and Protestant virtues 2. Johann Matthesons account based on personal experience. Relates how Handel started as a lowly violinist in the opera orchestra and became an opera composer and harpsichord player Music in Hamburg 0. Hamburg a bustling commercial city, with a public opera house 1. Handel influenced by the opera composer Reinhard Keiser, even borrowing some of his music 2. Operas often featured German recitatives and Italian arias 2 Handels activities in Hamburg 3. Composed Almira (1705, music survives), and other operas Nero, Florindo , and Dafne 4. Perhaps a St. John Passion? 5. Probably keyboard music and chamber music in connection with his activities as a teacher, especially in...
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