New perspectives on Handel's music : essays in honour of Donald Burrows / edited by David Vickers.

Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2022.
xx, 453 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


Summary note
Much like a baroque?drama per musica?, this book is divided into a three parts. Part I introduces the principal characters: Handel?s musical works in different genres and diverse aspects of his musical style and creative practices; part II develops complications to the plot: there is new information about the authenticity and chronology of works and analysis of musical, literary and documentary sources; part III brings all of these scholarly strands together and leads to a set of outcomes: a fresh examination of the broader context of Handel?s music in relation to his contemporaries and collaborators sits alongside reception studies. This collection will be essential reading for baroque music admirers, performers, experts and students. 00David Vickers is Lecturer in Academic Studies at Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) and Council Member of the Handel Institute.0.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Ouverture / David Vickers
  • Act I, Handel's music and creative practices: "Almire regiere" : some reflections on the first aria in Handel's first opera / David Kimbell. Il pastor fido by Guarini (1585) and Handel (1712) : from tragicommedia pastorale to dramma per musica / Suzana Ograjenšek. Late or soon? : cadential timing in the continuo recitatives of Handel and his contemporaries / John H. Roberts. Handel's bilingual versions of Esther and Deborah, 1734-1737 / David Vickers. Handel's compositional process in the creation of the Grand concertos, op. 6 / Silas Wollston. The London revisions of Handel's first Roman oratorio : Il trionfo del Tempo della Verità (1737) and The triumph of Time and Truth (1757) / Matthew Gardner
  • Act II, Sources, documents and attributions. Handel's continuo cantatas : problems of authenticity, classification and chronology / Andrew V. Jones. When and why did Handel replace his conducting scores? / Hans Dieter Clausen. Handel, the Duke of Chandos and investing in the Royal African Company / David Hunter. Handel and Comus at Exton / Colin Timms. Wordbooks for Handel's oratorios, especially Joseph and his brethren and Hercules : copyright and production / Leslie M.M. Robarts. New music by Handel for horns? / Anthony Hicks ; rev. Colin Timms
  • Act III, Context and reception. Bach and Handel : differences within a common culture of musical invention / John Butt. La rivale regime : Faustina and Cuzzoni in satirical engravings, literature and opera in the 1720s and 1730s / Richard G. King. Charles Jennens revisited / Ruth Smith. "O come, let us sing unto the Lord" : performances of the Cannons anthems during Handel's lifetime / Graydon Beeks. Charity performances of Handel's works in eighteenth-century Dublin (1736-1769) / Tríona O'Hanlon. Early keepers of the flame : Vanneschi (and Handel) at the opera / Michael Burden. Revamped Handel : the content and context of his so-called "Miserere" / H. Diack Johnstone. Handel's "celebrated Largo" : remarks on the reception history of "Ombra mai fu" / Annette Landgraf.
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  • 9781783271467 (hardback)
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