491 sidor 16x24cm, s/v ill., Bilagor, inb. Utgivarens beskrivning:
Donald Burrowss new biography relates Handels life and his music, devoting particular attention to two crucial junctures in Handels development:
his transition from a church-trained musician in Germany to a successful opera composer in London, and the gradual transformation of his theatre career from opera to oratorio, some thirty years later.
In the oratorio form, as Burrows demonstrates, Handel was able to combine the techniques of large-scale construction and of aria writing that he had developed in his operas with an experience of choral music that went back to his earliest training as a church organist.
The result was music that succeeds to this day in capturing the imagination of a vast audience.