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Handel, George Frideric - 1685-1759 German - Baroque Period
Although born in Germany, Handel spent most of his life in London in service to the king of
England. During his lifetime he composed 30 oratorios, the most famous being The Messiah,
as well as 45 operas. The twelve Grand Concertos rank with Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
as one of the "twin peaks” of the Baroque Concerto. Handel's most well known orchestral
works include the Water Music and Fireworks Music. He was a master at composing for organ,
oboe, flute, violin, church cantatas and chamber music