Home / Tag: Messiah
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

‘Messiah’ is all over Town

 For millions of people around the world, Messiah, the oratorio by George Frideric Handel, has been encountered regularly from childhood on. I count myself among them. It’s one of the reliably recurring things against
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

Classical Preview

Though German-English composer George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) is most widely known for the Messiah, the Water Music and the Royal Fireworks Music, his operas were what his fame rested on in his own time. Today, however, Handel's operas are mainly the province of Baroque enthusiasts and specialists. Semele, HWV 58 (1744), though conceived...