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Handel: The Man & His Music by [Keates, Jonathan]
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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

This portrait of the German composer interweaves biographical details with commentary on his immenseoeuvre.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Following closely on the heels of Christopher Hogwood's impressive biography ( LJ 4/15/85), this latest tercentennial tribute to Handel is less glossy, more subjective, and just as enjoyable as its predecessor. Keates is not a musicologist or performerhe is a Shakespeare scholar and fiction writer, but has an amateur's enthusiasm for his subject and an engaging writing style. Moreover, he is able to avail himself of recent Handel research without deadening the prose. While the writing is essentially nontechnical, there are many astute observations on Handel's musical connections with his contemporaries. Scholars will prefer the excellent bibliography and detailed chronology in Hogwood's book; its clarity and objectivity make it a requisite first choice for libraries. For larger collections, however, Keates's quirky and colorful account will be a fine addition. Larry Lipkis, Music Dept., Moravian Coll., Bethlehem, Pa.

Copyright 1985 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


Product Details

  • File Size: 2786 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (July 28, 2009)
  • Publication Date: July 28, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0038LB4PI
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This book is beautifully written and a must-read for any lover of Handel's music. Various facets of the composer's life and music are presented with clarity, sympathy, and sometimes amazing insight. The author also conveys vividly the social, political, religious, and artistic atmosphere of the times in which Handel lived. One comes away from the book with a profound awareness of the composer's greatness and the complexity of his world. I have read many books about Handel, and without doubt, this one is one of the best. I urge music lovers to purchase this book while it is available.
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This is the exhaustive look into Handel's life. Very well researched and written. Highly recommend. He was an interesting character -- a Christian Spielberg of his day.
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I ended up merely skimming through the book since the author uses British English which I found a little difficult to read. The sentences were too long and indirect. Also most of the book is commentary on Handel's operas rather than on Handel's life.

It is not in the same league as Christoph Wolff's "Bach" biography or Julian Shuckburgh's "Bach" biography.
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