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Handel: Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks Christopher Hogwood

Handel: Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks

Christopher Hogwood

Published August 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780521544863
Paperback
155 pages
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This Handbook covers Handels best known public music, the Water Music, written at the outset of his English career, and the Music for the Royal Fireworks, the last and largest of his orchestral creations. The genesis of the two orchestral suites isMoreThis Handbook covers Handels best known public music, the Water Music, written at the outset of his English career, and the Music for the Royal Fireworks, the last and largest of his orchestral creations. The genesis of the two orchestral suites is examined in its political as well as musical context. Practical questions of performance style and interpretation are balanced by an enquiry into Handels compositional processes, and the relationship of these pieces to his other large-scale orchestral compositions.