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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 I: The Last Major Works, 1749–51

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/9780199737369.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the last major works of George Frideric Handel during the years 1749–51. During the summer of 1749, Handel completed only one oratorio, Theodora, believing that just one new ... More


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