Handel's Last Chance

Handel's Last Chance

Director: Milan Cheylov Cast: Leon Pownall, Tod Fennell, Gerard Parkes


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Handel's Last Chance

After their music has endured centuries, it's hard to believe that some classical composers were not as successful in their own lifetimes. In this edition of the composer series from HBO, George Friderick Handel travels to Dublin to try to revive his failing music career by premiering his first oratorio, "The Messiah," what would become his greatest work. While searching for singers to perform in the production, Handel meets street urchin Jamie O'Flaherty, who has the perfect voice for a solo. Handel saves Jamie from poverty, and Jamie saves the show and Handel's career. Historically accurate and musically adept, this video is a valuable resource for music appreciation programs. Recommended for ages nine to 12.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/10/2008
UPC: 0073999265323
Original Release: 1996
Rating: NR
Source: Devine EnT. CORP.
Time: 0:51:00
Sales rank: 81,548

Special Features

Closed Caption; Historical notes; 3 language versions - English, Español and Français; Scene access; Expanded soundtrack; Closed captioned; Dolby Digital stereo

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [1:41]
2. An Easy Mark [2:54]
3. Not Impressed [3:51]
4. Doing Time [:49]
5. A Deal Is Struck [3:31]
6. A New Beginning [2:28]
7. First Day at School [2:54]
8. Scrubbing and Singing [2:49]
9. Audition Distress [1:22]
10. He Can Sing! [1:34]
11. Silence the Mutt [2:55]
12. You Can't Run Away [2:33]
13. Last Chance [4:11]
14. The Rent's Due [1:20]
15. Doing Laundry [3:39]
16. Finders Keepers [1:59]
17. Arrested! [2:14]
18. Dead to Rights [1:06]
19. Restitution [2:41]
20. Credits [1:56]

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