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George Frideric Handel

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Composer Biography - George Frederic Handel

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George Frideric HANDEL: Menuett in G minor, HWV 434

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Messiah by George Frideric Handel

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George Frideric Handel: Trio Sonata

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Georg Friedrich Händel. Sonata for Violin & Continuo in E major, Op.1 No.15, HWV 373

George Frideric Handel was a German, later British, Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well-known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. Handel received important training in Halle-upon-Saale and worked as a composer in Hamburg and Italy before settling in London in 1712; he became a naturalised British subject in 1727. He was strongly influenced both by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and by the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition.
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