- Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 13, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521456134
- ISBN-13: 978-0521456135
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #911,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cambridge Companion to Handel (Cambridge Companions to Music)
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'... condenses the current state of knowledge on various topics and the fruits of very recent research, some of it original and some of it now made available for the first time in English.' The Handel Institute Newsletter
'... both scholarly yet eminently readable and, as such, it s a book that will undoubtedly have wide appeal to both musical scholars and the ordinary music lover ... it places its subject firmly in historical context and gives us many (otherwise all too rare) glimpses into the mind of one of the truly great composers'. Scenario
Handel is recognised as one of the principal creative figures in Baroque music. In this Companion acknowledged experts on Handel make their expertise accessible to the interested general reader and music lover. All the genres in which Handel composed are considered including oratorio, chamber cantata, opera, and church music, as well as works for the keyboard and orchestra.The wide-ranging essays cover topics from Handel's composing methods to his treatment of the Italian language and matters of performance practice.
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