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Beyond Messiah: Handel's Other Oratorios and Operas
MUSC 248
Spring 2012 not offered

An immersion listening and appreciation course in Handel's choral works for concert performance. Eight operas and eight oratorios (excluding Messiah) will be examined. Following early study in his native Halle, Handel spent formative years in Italy, where his orchestral style was influenced by the dominant models (Vivaldi), while his solo vocal style is drawn from the coloratura and other talents of the diva castrati. Throughout his career, his ability as an interpreter and improviser is the basis for his fame as a performer. From Italy, he moved to England, where he developed as a composer and presenter into a figure that still dominates English music.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUN-21-2024
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