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.
John Eliot Gardiner's tour with the Monteverdi Choir and The English Baroque Soloists
250th anniversary of Georg Friedrich Handel's death