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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Composer

Born in Germany, he travelled widely, especially in Italy, before settling in England where he enjoyed considerable success. He wrote operas, oratorios (The Messiah-written in only three weeks) and orchestral music (The Fireworks Music and Water Music). A botched eye operation when he was 68 left him blind. He was buried in Westminster Abbey with great national splendour.


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