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George Frideric Handel: Oratorios

Donald Macleod explores Handel's oratorios, beginning with his work in Rome as a young man. Then, Handel's accidental conception of the English oratorio, and how, following a five-year break from composition, Handel wrote the oratorio; Saul, Belshazzar and Messiah. Finally, Donald Macleod explores Handel’s warlike works and his late burst of masterpieces.

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56 minutes


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Composer George Frideric Handel

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