CALM RADIO - George Frideric Handel

 


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Handel was a powerful, imposing guy who knew how to get what he wanted in the temperamental world of opera production. For example, one day his diva-tastic lead soprano refused to sing one of her solos because Handel hadn't originally written it just for her.

Handel dealt with this by picking her up and threatening to drop her out of a window. Handel famously shouted that the soprano was a 'she-devil,' but that he was 'Beelzebub, the prince of devils. While he was producing opera in London, Handel was also employed as a composer for a German aristocrat, the Elector of Hannover. Handel enjoyed a prosperous career writing music for the king. Some of his most famous instrumental pieces were written for royal functions.

For example, Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks is a brassy, spectacular set of outdoor pieces written for a fireworks show and treaty celebration in The premiere of this work was definitely memorable. Thanks to massive publicity, more than 12, people chose to attend, creating an 18th-Century traffic jam that closed London Bridge for hours. Then, during the performance, the fireworks malfunctioned, the stage caught fire and the giant audience stampeded for the exits.

That might not sound like the best publicity, but he cheerfully re-arranged the piece for later performances, and it became wildly popular.

In , Handel's status as a popular London composer was threatened by a new musical hit: John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. This show combined spoken lines with catchy, popular-style songs, much like a Broadway musical. The songs were in English, the characters were hilarious criminals, and the show satirized the overblown style of Italian opera. The Beggar's Opera was a big hit with the rising middle class, who started to demand accessible, English-language music instead of Italian operas.

Handel's solution was to focus on writing English-language oratorios instead of operas. An oratorio is a large-scale piece of music for choir, orchestra and vocal soloists, which tells a story without staging or costumes. Most oratorios are based on stories from the Bible, a source that Handel's English audiences knew well.

Get FREE access for 5 days, just create an account. Handel's first big oratorio success came in with Deborah , an oratorio about a female leader and warrior from the Bible's book of Judges. Handel went on to write a series of increasingly popular oratorios.

In , he wrote Saul , the story of an ambitious, conflicted Old Testament king, and Israel in Egypt , which dramatized the biblical story of Moses and the Exodus. In , Handel wrote Messiah , his greatest commercial success and the most popular oratorio of all time.

For Messiah , Handel's friend Charles Jennens had created a unique oratorio text: Handel must have been excited about the project because in a remarkable burst of genius, he composed the entire oratorio in less than 30 days. Although most Messiah performances come at Christmastime these days, Handel actually wrote the work for an Easter performance.

Messiah was a huge hit when it premiered in Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, It became popular in London several years later. Contemporary accounts claim that when King George II the son of Handel's original royal boss heard the famous Hallelujah chorus from Messiah , he was so inspired that he stood up to honor the music - and then the whole audience saw him and stood up, too. Today, nobody's sure if King George was honoring the music or if he just wanted to stretch or scratch his back or something.

Anyway, the custom remains: Handel went on to write more oratorios, like the dramatic Judas Maccabaeus and Jephtha He also produced regular benefit performances of Messiah at the Foundling Hospital, an orphanage in London. Some say that he chose the orphanage as his favorite charity because he never had children of his own. When Handel died in after a botched eye operation, he was buried at Westminster Abbey and honored as one of England's cultural heroes.

His oratorios remain beloved by English-speaking music lovers the world over. George Frideric Handel was a German composer from music's Baroque period After studying music in Germany and Italy, he made a career writing and producing Italian operas, like Rinaldo , in London. He also worked for English royalty, composing works, like Music for the Royal Fireworks.

After Italian opera fell out of favor, he turned to oratorio , an unstaged choral genre for choir, soloists and orchestra. His most famous oratorio is Messiah , which includes the famous Hallelujah chorus. To unlock this lesson you must be a Study. Did you know… We have over college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1, colleges and universities.

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Non sospirar, non piangere. Olinto pastore, Tebro fiume, Gloria or O come chiare e belle. O lucenti, o sereni occhi. La Lucrezia or Oh numi eterni. Copied for Ruspoli, Probably composed for the soprano, Margherita Durastanti. Occhi miei che faceste? Quando sperasti, o core. Quel fior che all'alba ride.

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Amore uccellatore or Venne voglia ad Amore. Zeffiretto, arresta il volo. A mirarvi io son intento. Slow middle section formed the basis for the final chorus of "Alcina" HWV 34 in Ahi, nelle sorti umane. Amor, gioje mi porge. Beato in ver chi pùo. Caro autor di mia doglia.

Caro autor di mia doglia -- Spurious. Che via pensando, folle pensier. The 2nd movement, "Nodi voi" can be found later in the Opus 1 sonatas and also in the concerti grossi as well as various operas and oratorios. Fronda leggiera e mobile. Giù nei Tartarei regni. Langue, geme, e sospira. Quando in calma ride il mare. Thematic ideas from 2 movements used in "Messiah" HWV Se tu non lasci amore.

Libretto by Francesco de Lemene which appears under the title "Amor dorme" in his "Poesie Diverse. Tanti strali al sen mi scocchi. Troppo cruda, troppo fiera. Künft' ger Zeiten eitler Kummer. Das zitternde Glänzen der spielenden Wellen. Süsse Stille, sanfte Quelle ruhiger Gelassenheit. Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise. Meine Seele hört im Sehen. Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften. In den angenehmen Büschen.

Settings of 'Amen' and ' H alleluja, amen'. Composed to celebrate the Duke of Cumberland's defeat of the Jacobite forces at Culloden on 16 April, London, Drury Lane Theatre. The Satyr's Advice to a Stock-Jobber: Says my uncle, I pray you discover. Misattributed to Handel; by A. MS copy Handel from circa Dixit Dominus represents Handel's earliest dated autograph, and it is the earliest surviving autograph from his large-scale compositions. Laudate pueri Dominum in F major. Laudate pueri Dominum in D major.

Probably written for a grand Vespers service held at the church of S. Haec est Regina virginum. Probably written for services held at the church of S. Have mercy upon me; Chandos Anthem No. O sing unto the Lord a new song.

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