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Georg Friedrich Haendel

Barockstar 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.


  • Il Complesso barocco
  • Alan Curtis | Conductor
  • MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig
  • Howard Arman | Conductor
  • Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
  • Vocalconsort Berlin
  • Irénée Peyrot
  • Elias Brandl


  • Directed by:
    • Ulrich Meyszies
  • Production date: 2008
  • Duration: 51 min
  • Production: © Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk / RM Arts
  • Available version(s): EN
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