Barockstar: George Frideric Handel

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.
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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.
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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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2009
  • UPC: 807280137590
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,948

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Howard Arman Participant
Donald Burrows Participant
Alan Curtis Participant
Christopher Hogwood Participant
Andrea Marcon Participant
Sandrine Piau Participant
Trevor Pinnock Participant
Christine Schäfer Participant
Technical Credits
Ulrich Meyszies Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Torsten Bönnhoff Producer
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Scene Index

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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Barockstar: George Frideric Handel
   Start Programme
   Select Chapter
   Languages
      Deutsch
      English
      Italiano
      Français
      Japanese
   Bonus
      The Organ of Vallerano, Interview With Massimo Furnicola
      Messiah, Interviews With Howard Arman, Christopher Hogwood, Donald Burrows
      Handel and Ruspoli. Interview With Principessa Claudia Ruspoli
      Handel and Hendrix. Interviews With Donald Burrows and Martin Wyatt
      The Marriage of Handel's Parents. Interview With Berd Hofestädt
   Audio
      PCM Stereo Deutsch
      PCM Stereo English
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Deutsch
   Trailers
      Handel: Admeto
      Handel: Orlando
      Handel: Tamerlano
      Handel: Teseo
   Resume Film
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