Spring 2013 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.
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