- George Fri·de·ric [free-der-ik, -drik] /ˈfri dər ɪk, -drɪk/Georg Friedrich Händel, 1685–1759, German composer in England after 1712.
Also Hän·del [hen-dl] /ˈhɛn dl/.
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Handel, in one species of composition, wrote down to the singers of his time.
Handel may well have felt that Hanover was a dull place as compared with London.
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Handel may well have been glad to leave Hamburg, but Hamburg did not forget him.
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- 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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