Handel: A Classical Icon - for iPod/iPhone

Handel: A Classical Icon - for iPod/iPhone

The Open University

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In commemoration of Handel's 250th anniversary, world renowned Handel scholar and Open University Professor Donald Burrows introduces one of the most famous composers of the eighteenth century. Devised for non-musicians and beginners, the 5 video and 5 audio tracks in this album explore the music that made Handel famous. His operas are classics of the Baroque style, his oratorios are the basis of English choral tradition, his music still played today at every monarch's coronation. This "Great Londoner" became an icon in his own lifetime. What is the secret of his success? What was one of Handel's performances like, and how powerful is his legacy?
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In commemoration of Handel's 250th anniversary, world renowned Handel scholar and Open University Professor Donald Burrows introduces one of the most famous composers of the eighteenth century. Devised for non-musicians and beginners, the 5 video and 5 audio tracks in this album explore the music that made Handel famous. His operas are classics of the Baroque style, his oratorios are the basis of English choral tradition, his music still played today at every monarch's coronation. This "Great Londoner" became an icon in his own lifetime. What is the secret of his success? What was one of Handel's performances like, and how powerful is his legacy?
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Who is Handel?

22 Mar 2009 | 03 mins 27 secs

Who is Handel?

22 Mar 2009 | 03 mins 27 secs

Handel's Opera

22 Mar 2009 | 05 mins 56 secs

Handel's Opera

22 Mar 2009 | 05 mins 56 secs

Handel's Church Music

22 Mar 2009 | 04 mins 43 secs

Handel's Church Musi...

22 Mar 2009 | 04 mins 43 secs

Handel's Oratorio

22 Mar 2009 | 05 mins 49 secs

Handel's Oratorio

22 Mar 2009 | 05 mins 49 secs

Handel's Water Music

22 Mar 2009 | 04 mins 58 secs

Handel's Water Music

22 Mar 2009 | 04 mins 58 secs

Handel's Patrons

22 Mar 2009 | 07 mins 57 secs

Handel's Patrons

22 Mar 2009 | 07 mins 57 secs

Handel's Divas

22 Mar 2009 | 07 mins 07 secs

Handel's Divas

22 Mar 2009 | 07 mins 07 secs

Handel's Samson Oratorio ...

22 Mar 2009 | 02 mins 35 secs

Handel's Samson Orat...

22 Mar 2009 | 02 mins 35 secs

Handel's Samson Oratorio ...

22 Mar 2009 | 03 mins 19 secs

Handel's Samson Orat...

22 Mar 2009 | 03 mins 19 secs

Professor Donald Burrows'...

22 Mar 2009 | 07 mins 46 secs

Professor Donald Bur...

22 Mar 2009 | 07 mins 46 secs