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George Frideric Handel / Digital Classics (Firm).

Other author/creatorDigital Classics (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©1998.
Description1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sound, color, digital.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Series Harmonics: The Innovators of Classical Music
Harmonics (Princeton, N.J.) ^A1040734
Contents Italian Opera (6:13) -- Royal Academy of Music in London (4:12) -- Handel's Musical Style (4:35) -- Beginnings of Modern Theater (2:57) -- English Oratorios (3:42) -- England's National Composer (2:39)
Abstract Handel always knew how to succeed. His Italian operas took London by storm, but when the public rejected music in foreign languages he gave them the oratorio in English. And when the Royal Academy of Music folded, Handel revived it under a scheme of subscriptions and box-office receipts and modern theater was born. This program traces Handel's distinguished career, focusing on his great output of operas and oratorios, the most famous of which is his Messiah. Musical directors Christophe Rousset and William Christie discuss his innovations. A wide range of his music is sampled, including Dixit Dominus, Water Music, Rinaldo, Julius Caesar, Royal Fireworks Music, Solomon, and Concerto for Organ No. 5, Op. 4, as well as "Fammi Cambaterre" from Orlando, as sung by Felicity Palmer.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 19, 2005.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginal produced: Digital Classics (Firm), 1998 9780736562911
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number29996s Films Media Group
Publisher number29997 Films Media Group

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