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Handel, the pianoforte and oratorio

Duration: 13:36

The invention of the pianoforte is discussed with technical examples and descriptions. J.S. Bach is discussed before linking to Handel. A profile on Handel’s career and compositions, with examples of the historical context follows, with detail on his oratorio and extracts from 'Messiah' and 'Solomon'.

Available since: Wed 27 Mar 2013

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Howard Goodall's Story of Music Learning Zone, Episode 1

1/2 The first hour of this version for secondary schools traces the story of music to 1850.

First broadcast: 27 Mar 2013

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