The Cambridge Companion to Handel

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Donald Burrows, Professor of Music Donald Burrows, Jonathan Cross, Burrows Donald
Cambridge University Press, 4 dic. 1997 - 349 páginas
Handel is recognized as one of the principal creative figures in Baroque music. In this Companion acknowledged experts on Handel make their expertise accessible to the interested general reader and music lover. All the genres in which Handel composed are considered including oratorio, chamber cantata, opera, and church music, as well as works for the keyboard and orchestra. The wide-ranging essays cover topics from Handel's composing methods to his treatment of the Italian language and matters of performance practice.
 

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Índice

Germany education and apprenticeship
11
Italy political and musical contexts
24
Handels London political social and intellectual contexts
45
Handels London the theatres
55
Handels London British musicians and London concert life
64
Handels London Italian musicians and librettists
78
Handels English librettists
92
Handel and the aria
111
Handel as a concerto composer
193
Handel and the keyboard
208
Handel and the Italian language
227
Handel and the orchestra
238
Production style in Handels operas
249
Handels oratorio performances
262
Bibliographical note
282
Notes
286

Handels compositional process
122
Handel and the idea of an oratorio
145
Handels sacred music
164
Handels chamber music
182
List of Handels works
331
Index
338
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