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23/03/1743 Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London

After its premiere in London, at the Covent Garden theater, the initial reception of play by the public was modest. This lead Handel to make several changes in music. It eventually gained popularity and became most frequently performed choral work in Western music. The work is divided into 3 parts and has a total of 53 movements.


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