Barockstar: George Frideric Handel
  • Barockstar: George Frideric Handel
  • Barockstar: George Frideric Handel

Barockstar: George Frideric Handel

Director: Ulrich Meyszies

Cast: Ulrich Meyszies, Howard Arman, Donald Burrows, Alan Curtis

     
 

This historical documentary charts the chronological tale of 17th and 18th Century classical composer Georg Friedrich Handel's life. It focuses most strongly on his early years as an unknown, when he journed throughout Baroque Era Italy, then landed in London and built up a formidable international reputation as one of the true giants of music. Various experts turn up… See more details below

Overview

This historical documentary charts the chronological tale of 17th and 18th Century classical composer Georg Friedrich Handel's life. It focuses most strongly on his early years as an unknown, when he journed throughout Baroque Era Italy, then landed in London and built up a formidable international reputation as one of the true giants of music. Various experts turn up for incisive commentary, including Christine Schafer, Klara Ek, Christopher Hogwood and Andrea Marcon.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/2009
UPC:
0807280137590
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
Arthaus Musik
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
57,452

Special Features

Notes and commentaries by Donald Burrows, Alan Curtis, Christopher Hogwood, Andrea Marcon, Martin Wyatt ; Excerpts from Handel House Museum London, Bartholomäuskirche Halle (Saale) and the foundling Museum ; About "Handel and Ruspoli," "The Handel organ in Vallerano" and "Handel and Hendrix"

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Disc #1 -- Barockstar: George Frideric Handel
1. George Frideric Handel - Superstar [:45]
2. Handel in Halle [5:31]
3. Organ Lessons With Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow [1:51]
4. Opera Composer [2:15]
5. Journey to Italy [1:28]
6. Interpretation of Hankel's Music [6:03]
7. Historical Locations: Vignanello and Vallerano [3:39]
8. Arrival in Rome [2:09]
9. Patron Ruspoli and Handel's Expenses [3:47]
10. A Big Hit [1:22]
11. Venice - City of Opera [2:22]
12. A Sensation: "Agrippina" [2:21]
13. At First Hanover, Then London [3:34]
14. Italian Operas in London [2:28]
15. English Patrons [1:42]
16. The Handel House in the Brook Street [:43]
17. Royal Academy of Music [3:09]
18. Handel's Modernity [3:18]
19. Changes in the History of Music [1:45]
20. Handel's "Messiah" [2:14]
21. "He Was a Very Good Christian" [1:52]
22. A Star of the Baroque Period [3:39]
23. End Credits [:56]

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