The Wonderful Music of Georg Philipp Telemann

The Wonderful Music of Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Phillip Telemann (1681-1767) is today a fairly well known Baroque composer, at least among classical music buffs. He was a contemporary of Handel and J. S. Bach — who both counted Telemann as a friend and admired his music. Receiving that kind of endorsement is like having Anthony Hopkins…

Merry Christmas Music

Merry Christmas Music

Here are two inspiring songs to celebrate this joyous day. Merry Christmas! You say you haven’t heard the music of Felix Mendelssohn? Yes, you have: This melody is sometimes attributed to Handel, but is probably much older:

Handel Oratorios

Handel Oratorios

Handel, who was born in Halle (now part of Germany), moved to London fairly early in his career with the intention of popularizing Italian opera there. Between 1711 and 1740, he composed a slew of operas, some of the greatest ever created. For a while, the English audience ate them…