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[han-dl] /ˈhæn dl/
George Frideric
[free-der-ik,, -drik] /ˈfri dər ɪk,, -drɪk/ (Show IPA),
(Georg Friedrich Händel) 1685–1759, German composer in England after 1712.
Also, Händel
[hen-dl] /ˈhɛn dl/ (Show IPA)
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[han-del-ee-uh n, -dee-lee, -del-yuh n, -deel-yuh n] /hænˈdɛl i ən, -ˈdi li, -ˈdɛl yən, -ˈdil yən/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Handel, in one species of composition, wrote down to the singers of his time.

  • Mainwaring is our only authority for the story of Handel's early life.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • It was Mattheson, by his own account, who introduced Handel to the musical life of Hamburg.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • Handel declined the invitation, but resolved to go to Italy as soon as he could do so "on his own bottom."

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • Handel may well have been glad to leave Hamburg, but Hamburg did not forget him.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
British Dictionary definitions for Handel


George Frederick. German name Georg Friedrich Händel. 1685–1759, German composer, resident in England, noted particularly for his oratorios, including the Messiah (1741) and Samson (1743). Other works include over 40 operas, 12 concerti grossi, organ concertos, chamber and orchestral music, esp Water Music (1717)
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