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The Oratorio Composer II: Towards Victory, 1745–9

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the 1745–9 Lenten opera season of George Frideric Handel, who despite having health issues, still continued to compose music. Handel's works of this period centred on heroes and ... More


The Final Decade II: A Career Completed

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the final years of George Frideric Handel, when he finally succumbed to blindness. It examines various ‘new’ material inserted into his oratorio in the seasons between 1753 and ... More


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