"George Frideric Handel was born and educated in Germany, flourished in Italy, and chose to become British. One of the most cosmopolitan of the great composers, much of Handel’s music has remained in the popular repertory since his lifetime, and a broad variety of his music theatre works from Italian operas to English oratorios have experienced a dramatic renaissance since the late twentieth century. A large number of publications devoted to Handel’s life and music have appeared from his own time to the present day, but The Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia is the first resource to gather the full range of present knowledge and leading new scholarship into a single volume for convenient and illuminating reference. Packed with 700 informative and accessible entries both long and short, this book is ideal for performers, scholars, students and music lovers who wish to explore the Handelian world"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Handel’s music on CD and DVD": p. 760-776.
List of illustrations -- List of contributors -- Foreword / by Christopher Hogwood -- Preface -- List of abbreviations -- A-Z general entries -- Appendix 1: Worklist -- Appendix 2: Chronology -- Appendix 3: Handel’s family tree -- Appendix 4: Handel’s iconography -- Appendix 5: Genealogical table of the ruling houses of Britain and Hanover -- Appendix 6: Handel’s music on CD and DVD -- Appendix 7: An overview of fifty Handel performers, 1959-2009 -- Appendix 8: Handel organisations and websites -- Select bibliography -- General index.