Handel was listening to “the Messiah” and wept


Georg Handel. PHOTO: static.err.ee

German composer Georg Handel created the oratorio “Messiah” in 24 days. The premiere took place on 23 March 1743 in London. Servant of Handel often walked the master when he wept at the table, fascinated by the beauty of his music.

The oratorio “Messiah” – the most famous of his work, conceived for performance at Easter. In Christmas concerts usually include the first part of the oratorio and chorus “Hallelujah”. This piece can be heard at the Easter week, and the Aria I know that my Redeemer liveth – during the memorial services.

Within seven years after the premiere of the oratorio “the Messiah” were not the original names. The audience looked at her cautiously.

Today is a very popular musical performance, which involves orchestra, chorus and four soloists. The most famous fragment of the oratorio, with the chorus “Hallelujah”, the final second of three parts. The audience sometimes diverge after this number – I think this is the end.

George Handel (1685-1759) – German and English composer of the Baroque era, famous for his operas, oratorios and concerts. He was born in Germany. Having received a musical education and experience in Italy, moved to London, later became a British citizen. The most famous works of the composer: “Messiah”, “Music on water” and “music for the Royal fireworks”.

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