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Unformatted text preview: During the next few years, Handel made many close friendships with other musicians. This was now the time when Handel started heavily writing plays and operas. Handel wrote an amazing amount of operas; such as, Israel in Egypt, Jephtha, Messiah, Water Dance, The Heroick, Mr. Handel, and Teseo. Many people are just aware that he was a composer of music and they did not know that he was a writer of plays and operas. George Handel is known as one of the best composers in the world and specifically of the Baroque period of time. Toward the end of his life, Handel was plagued by illnesses. He was totally blind from 1753 until his death, but this did not stop him from being involved with his and other peoples music until he died. He died in 1759, and was buried with full state honors in Westminster Abbey....
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- Spring '08