Description - Handel by David Hurwitz
Of all the biggest-name composers, Handel probably wrote the most truly great music that no one knows about. This book takes the curious listener through his entire output, from his earliest works in Italy, through his more than 40 operas, and including the famous English oratorios on which his reputation largely rests. Along the way it examines his orchestral music, the pieces he wrote for England s lavish royal ceremonies, and his surprisingly limited production of sacred music. Just as important, the book surveys and recommends recordings of all of the music discussed, so that listeners can acquire a music collection of whatever depth suits them best, while the included CD features top-notch recordings from the Harmonia Mundi label of a wide range of Handel s music in all of the major media in which he worked, both vocal and instrumental. Few composers cared more than Handel about pleasing his listeners and creating a body of work that was both entertaining and fun. It s time to blow away the Victorian cobwebs that have dogged his reputation, and discover just how much there is to enjoy.
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Format: Mixed media product
(229mm x 159mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
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Author Biography - David Hurwitz
DAVID HURWITZ (Brooklyn, New York), a music critic, author, and percussionist, is the founder and executive editor of Classicstoday.com, the Internet s first classical music review magazine. His many books include Unlocking the Masters titles on C. P. E. Bach, Richard Strauss, Mozart, Mahler, Sibelius, Haydn, Dvo?ak, Shostakovich, and Bernstein. Hurwitz s other writings include works on Beethoven and Brahms, and his articles have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Music Review, Music and Letters, Early Music America, and other scholarly periodicals.
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