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Unformatted text preview: George Frideric Handel TimeLine 1685 Baptized as Georg Friedrich Händel in Halle (in presentday Germany). 1702 Attends Universit y o f Halle. Appo inted organist at the Calvinist cathedral. 1703 Moves to Hamburg. Starts as a second vio linist at the Opera. Later becomes a harpsichordist and co mposer there. 1706 Leaves for Italy. Travels there, composes many important works in Rome, Florence and Venice. 1707 Lucrezia and Dixit 1710 Appointed Kappellmeister to the Elector of Hanover. 171011 Spends eight months on leave in England. His opera Rinaldo is a great success. 1712 1717 Travels to London on another "leave." Water Music Enters the service of the Earl of Carnarvon (later Duke of Chandos) as resident composer. Acis and Galatea 1718 1720 Opening of the Royal Academy of Music. Publicat ion of Suites de Pièces. 1724 1727 Giulio Cesare Beco mes naturalized as Brit ish subject. Composes anthems for the coronation of King George II. 172728 Last season of the "First" Royal Academy. 1729 1732 1733 1737 1738 1741 1759 Opening of the "Second" Academy. The first English oratorios. Publicat ion of Op. 2 sonatas Popularit y of Italian opera in decline; fro m now on, he concentrates on oratorio. Saul, Israel in Egypt composed. Op. 4 published. Messiah composed Dies in London. ...
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- Fall '08