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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Introduction Donald Burrows
1
Germany education and apprenticeship John Butt 11
11
Italy political and musical contexts Carlo Vitali 24
24
Handels London political social and intellectual contexts
45
Hume 55
55
Handel and the aria C Steven LaRue 111
111
Handels compositional process David Ross Hurley 122
122
Handel and the idea of an oratorio Anthony Hicks 145
145
Handel as a concerto composer Donald Burrows 193
193
Handel and the keyboard Terence Best 208
208
Handel and the Italian language Terence Best 227
227
Handel and the orchestra Mark W Stahura 238
238
Production style in Handels operas Winton Dean 249
249
Handels oratorio performances Donald Burrows 262
262
Bibliographical note 282
282
List of Handels works 331
331

Handels sacred music Graydon Beeks 164
164
Handels chamber music Malcolm Boyd 182
182

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