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Handel: Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks
     

Handel: Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks

by Christopher Hogwood
 

ISBN-10: 0521836360

ISBN-13: 9780521836364

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This Handbook covers Handel's best known public music, the Water Music, written at the outset of his English career, and the Music for the Royal Fireworks, the last and largest of his orchestral creations. The genesis of the two orchestral suites is examined in its political as well as musical context. Practical questions of performance style and interpretation are

Overview

This Handbook covers Handel's best known public music, the Water Music, written at the outset of his English career, and the Music for the Royal Fireworks, the last and largest of his orchestral creations. The genesis of the two orchestral suites is examined in its political as well as musical context. Practical questions of performance style and interpretation are balanced by an enquiry into Handel's compositional processes, and the relationship of these pieces to his other large-scale orchestral compositions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521836364
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The character of the man; 2. Politics and power; 3. Water Music; 4. The 'indebtedness' of Handel; 5. The Concerti a due cori; 6. Politics and peace; 7. Music for the Royal Fireworks; 8. Handel in other hands; 9. Performance parameters; Appendix: Sources of shared material; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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