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Handel

[han-dl]
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noun
  1. George Fri·de·ric [free-der-ik, -drik] /ˈfri dər ɪk, -drɪk/Georg Friedrich Händel, 1685–1759, German composer in England after 1712.
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Also Hän·del [hen-dl] /ˈhɛn dl/.
Related formsHan·del·i·an [han-del-ee-uh n, -dee-lee, -del-yuh n, -deel-yuh n] /hænˈdɛl i ən, -ˈdi li, -ˈdɛl yən, -ˈdil yən/, adjective
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  • Handel, in one species of composition, wrote down to the singers of his time.

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

    Handel

    Edward J. Dent

  • Handel may well have felt that Hanover was a dull place as compared with London.

    Handel

    Edward J. Dent

  • The King was enchanted with the music, and restored Handel to favour.

    Handel

    Edward J. Dent

  • Radamisto was printed, and was published by Handel himself at his own house.

    Handel

    Edward J. Dent


British Dictionary definitions for handel

Handel

noun
  1. 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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