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 · ♫ BUY “The Best of Handel” (MP3 album) on the Official Halidon Music Store: ♫ ORDER “50 Masterpieces of Classical Music” (3CDs) on Ama. Tuesday 23 February is the anniversary of the birth of George Frideric Handel. To celebrate his st birthday, here are 10 of his best pieces. Classic FM's weekday afternoon presenter did not hesitate to name her favourite piece by Handel: the most famous of his coronation anthems. "It makes the.

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 · handeln (third-person singular simple present handelt, past tense handelte, past participle gehandelt, auxiliary haben) (intransitive) to act ; to take action du werdest gehandelt haben: ihr werdet gehandelt haben.

Orlando recognises the bracelet as one he had given Angelica and is furious at her betrayal. He vows to kill her, then himself, and pursue her in Hell itself Aria: On one side, a grove of laurel trees, on the other, the entrance to a cave - Zoroastro advises Medoro and Angelica to flee Orlando's wrath and promises to protect them on their journey, advising them that they should always be guided by reason Aria: Angelica and Medoro are saddened at having to leave the woods where they fell in love and Medoro carves their names into the trees as a memento Aria: Angelica is grateful to Orlando for having saved her life once and feels guilty for having lied to him, but tells herself that he will come to understand her love for Medoro, being in love himself Aria: She takes a sad farewell of the beautiful grove where she first fell in love Aria: Orlando rushes in and attempts to murder Angelica, who calls in vain for Medoro to rescue her.

Zoroastro conjures up some spirits to whisk Angelica away in a cloud. Orlando begins to lose his reason: He experiences a vision of his hated rival in the embrace of Proserpina, queen of the underworld, but then notices that Proserpina is crying and feels pity for her.

Becoming infuriated again, Orlando rushes into the cave, but it splits open, revealing Zoroastro in a flying chariot.

He puts Orlando into it and carries him away. In a grove with palm trees - Medoro became separated from Angelica in the confusion and has returned to Dorinda's hut to seek refuge once more. He tells her he would love her if he could, but his heart is not his to give Aria: Dorinda comments on the whirlwind of passions caused by love Aria: Orlando appears and, addressing Dorinda as Venus, declares his love for her. Dorinda can see Orlando is still out of his senses, and this is even more apparent when he confuses her with a male enemy he had fought with previously.

Zoroastro appears and orders his attendant spirits to transform the grove to a dark cave, where he will try to restore Orlando to sanity. He knows that tempests eventually recede, and calm will return Aria: Sorge infausta una procella. Angelica finds Dorinda weeping and she explains that Orlando in his madness has burnt her cottage to the ground, killing Medoro in the process.

Angelica is devastated and when Orlando appears she begs him to kill her too Duet: Orlando hurls Angelica into the cave and, imagining he has rid the world of all its monsters, lies down to rest. Zoroastro declares the time has come for Orlando's mind to be healed; a magical bird descends with a golden phial, the contents of which the sorcerer sprinkles on Orlando's sleeping face.

As Orlando begins to feel the effects of the magic potion, he sings the aria, Gia l'ebro mia ciglio. Orlando awakes, restored to reason, but is horrified to learn that he has killed both Medoro and Angelica and begs for death himself. Zoroastro has saved Angelica and Medoro however; Orlando is overjoyed to see them and wishes them a happy life together. Dorinda will forget her sorrow and invites everyone to her cottage to celebrate. The German-born Handel, after spending some of his early career composing operas and other pieces in Italy, settled in London, where in he had brought Italian opera for the first time with his opera Rinaldo.

A tremendous success, Rinaldo created a craze in London for Italian opera seria, a form focused overwhelmingly on solo arias for the star virtuoso singers.

In , Handel was appointed music director of an organisation called the Royal Academy of Music unconnected with the present day London conservatoire , a company under royal charter to produce Italian operas in London.

Handel was not only to compose operas for the company but hire the star singers, supervise the orchestra and musicians, and adapt operas from Italy for London performance. The Royal Academy of Music collapsed at the end of the - 29 season,partly due to the huge fees paid to the star singers.

Handel went into partnership with John James Heidegger , the theatrical impresario who held the lease on the King's Theatre in the Haymarket where the operas were presented and started a new opera company with a new prima donna, Anna Strada. Handel decided to present a revised version of an earlier work to an English text, Esther , in concert form as an addition to the opera season, with the singers currently appearing in the Italian operas but no scenery or stage action.

The work was extremely popular and thus the form of the English oratorio was invented, almost by accident. The diarist who compiled what is known as "Colman's Opera Register" recorded after the premiere of Orlando:.

New costumes and scenery were not provided for every new staging as is the custom today but were often taken from stock. Scottish politician and lawyer Sir John Clerk , also a musical connoisseur and a composer himself, saw Orlando in its original run of eleven performances and wrote:. Last year a Handel cantata was performed at Heaven, the homosexual nightclub in London, to a packed house.

None of his friends wrote much about him and apart from the fact that he ate and drank too much and had a bad temper we don't know much about his feelings. The best way to transfer money overseas. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Saturday 05 January Handel was gay - his music proves it, claims academic. By Catherine Milner, Arts Correspondent. Handel's Messiah through the centuries - Patrick N Findlay.

Handel as Orpheus - Harvard University Press. Links - London Handel Festival Der Autor handelt auf 32 Seiten von dieser Nebensächlichkeit. The author discusses this marginal issue in 32 pages.

Das Buch handelt von Hasen. Es handelt sich um ein Missverständnis. It is a misunderstanding. Bei diesen Tieren handelt es sich um Hasen. These animals are hares. Wir müssen sehen, wie wir dieses Problem handeln.

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The board of chief investors expected Handel to retire when his contract ended, but Handel immediately looked for another theatre. Becoming infuriated again, Orlando rushes into the cave, but it splits open, revealing Zoroastro in a flying chariot.

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Handel's father died on 11 February

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