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George Frideric Handel
composer

George Frideric Handel

  • March 5, 1685 Halle, Germany - April 14, 1759 London, United Kingdom

Biography

Handel, The King of opera.

The king of opera, Handel’s exceptional disposition for music was evident from a very early age. A barber-surgeon and chamberlain for the Duke of Saxe, Handel’s father was opposed to the solid musical tuition the young musician received in Halle from Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, (1663-1712). Handel consolidated his reputation from city to city, from the harpsichord to the organ and through his encounters with Telemann and Buxtehude before settling in Hamburg.

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