Georg Friedrich Haendel

A travel through European churches and palaces following Handel's steps.

Barockstar tells the story of Handel's life as he journeyed through baroque Europe, leaving Germany for Italy and experiencing Florence, Rome and Venice, before arriving in London to begin the career that would bring him a worldwide reputation.

Stars and specialists in today's baroque music scene and descendants of Handel's friends and sponsors talk about their encounters with the maestro and his work. Handel's music is performed by The English Concert, the Händelfestspielorchester Halle, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Il Complesso Barocco.

Georg Friedrich Handel

Sandrine Piau soprano

Il Complesso barocco
Alan Curtis conductor

MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig
Howard Arman conductor

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Vocalconsort Berlin

Irénée Peyrot

Elias Brandl

Movie director : Ulrich Meyszies

Duration : 51 min
Production date : 2008
Production : © Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk / RM Arts
Available version(s) : VI

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