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Handel, Messiah Donald Burrows

Handel, Messiah

Donald Burrows

Published August 19th 1991
ISBN : 9780521376204
Paperback
140 pages
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Donald Burrows brings many new insights to this fascinating account of one of the favorite works of the concert hall. He traces the course of Messiah from Handels initial musical response to the libretto, through the oratorios turbulent first yearsMoreDonald Burrows brings many new insights to this fascinating account of one of the favorite works of the concert hall. He traces the course of Messiah from Handels initial musical response to the libretto, through the oratorios turbulent first years to its eventual popularity with the Foundling Hospital performances. The book addresses such questions as the position of Messiah within the oratorio genre, Handels treatment of structural design, tonal relationships in the work and problems of English wordsetting, as well as contemporary issues such as Handels relationship with his librettist, Charles Jennens, and with his performers and audience.