Episode 3

Baroque in Britain Episode 3 of 5

He was our greatest Baroque musical hero, and yet Handel wasn't even British by birth. Tim Marlow and historian Ruth Smith travel back to 1711 and the premiere of the opera which was to launch the composer's stage career in England. But why did Italian music theatre in the hands of a German prove to be exactly what British audiences wanted to hear?

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Wed 13 Mar 2013 13:45