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Georg Friederich Händel

  • Händel was born

    Händel was born
    Händel was born in Halle to Georg.
  • Early years

    Early years
    His father had decided that his son would be a lawyer, but when Handel noted the interest in music but when he saw the interest in music of Handel, who studied and practiced in secret, he changed his mind and was willing to pay studies music.
  • Hädel life

    Hädel life
    Händel became a student of the principal organist in Halle, Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau, who taught him to play the organ, the harpsichord and the oboe. At age 17 he was appointed organist of the Calvinist Cathedral of Halle.
  • Italy 1706-1710 (Florencia - Rome)

    Italy 1706-1710 (Florencia - Rome)
    Shortly thereafter, stressing its desire for prestige as an opera composer, he went to Italy. His first stop was in Florence and in the spring of 1707 traveled to Rome, where he enjoyed the patronage of both the nobility and clergy.
  • Finally of Italy

    Finally of Italy
    In Italy he composed operas, oratorios and secular cantatas small. His stay in Italy ended with the success of his fifth opera, Agrippina (1709), premiered in Venice.
  • Early years in England (1710-1719)

    Early years in England (1710-1719)
    In 1710, Handel returned to Italy and becomes conductor of the court of Hanover. A year later he premiered his work Rinaldo in London with a considerable success. In view of this, in 1712 Handel decided to settle in England.
  • Director at the Royal Academy of Music

    Director at the Royal Academy of Music
    There is commissioned to create a real theater of the opera, which would be known as Royal Academy of Music. Handel wrote 14 operas for the institution that made him famous throughout Europe. This company had the privilege of having the services of several leading virtuous.
  • Jorge I died

    Jorge I died
    On June 11, 1727 George I died of stroke, but before dying he had signed the Naturalization Act of Handel. Our composer was already a British subject.
  • Dublin and the final consecration with oratorios (1738-1751)

    Dublin and the final consecration with oratorios (1738-1751)
    From 1740, Handel turned to the composition of oratorios, including Messiah, which in the nineteenth century became the quintessential ensemble piece.
  • Last years

    Last years
    In 1751, Handel became blind as he composed the oratorio Jephthah. In early April 1759, fell ill while conducting his oratorio The Messiah. After the concert, he fainted and was taken hastily to his house where he slept, never again to rise.