Composer of the month

Handel (1685-1759)

The composer for the month of December is Handel.

He was born in 1685 in Germany. His father was a surgeon and a barber and he wanted his son to become a lawyer. He started to play the harpsichord and a Duke noticed how good he was. He travelled around Europe and wrote many pieces of music. His music belonged to the Baroque period. Towards the end of his life he became blind. Handel visited Dublin during his life and used his trip here to get some rest. While he was here he put on some concerts which were very successful.

His most famous piece of music is called the messiah.

Why not look up more interesting facts about the life of handel and have a listen to some of his music.

Happy listening!

 

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