George Frideric Handel

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Tamerlano review – Handel’s darkest opera at the Grange festival
Two superb countertenors enact the love-hate relationship between the emperor and his rival in Daniel Slater’s superbly acted and sung production

Tim Ashley

13, Jun, 2022 @9:07 AM

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Handel in Hackney review – easy beauty and determined string playing
The London Handel festival takes the composer’s music into spaces that wouldn’t normally hear it – with mixed results

Flora Willson

27, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Royal Opera House hires intimacy coordinator
Ita O’Brien working on production of Handel’s Theodora to ensure actors feel comfortable during passionate scenes

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

29, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Amadigi review – ETO's small-scale Handel with yoga and walls of fire
The irrationalities of desire among a quartet of lovers are the focus of Handel’s opera in James Conway’s lively and fluent new production

Tim Ashley

04, Oct, 2021 @9:22 AM

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Why can’t Classic FM handle Jimi Hendrix? | Letters
Letters: The radio station’s rigid view of classical music is out of date, argues Meirion Bowen, while Frank Paice applauds Radio 3’s approach and Will Scott finds a link between the rock star and a musician from an earlier era

Letters

24, Sep, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Earliest known Church of England hymn by female composer found
Jane Savage’s carol from 1785 was unearthed during research into charity hospital music and will be performed at Ely Cathedral

Erica Jeal

15, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Ariodante review – Paula Murrihy dazzles in Handel's dark drama
In a belated homecoming to Covent Garden, Handel’s gripping opera is played beautifully and sung superbly by a fine cast

Tim Ashley

22, Nov, 2020 @11:37 AM

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Handel: where to start with his music
Hallelujah! This week, the composer whose music illuminated Georgian London, and who refined the art of bringing emotion alive in works that still resonate for us today

Erica Jeal

04, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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4/4 review – a powerhouse of a programme from the Royal Opera
A quartet of staged vocal works, including terrific renditions of Handel’s Apollo e Dafne and Britten’s Phaedra, welcomes back live audiences

Tim Ashley

18, Oct, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Which children's author was inspired by this painting? The great British art quiz
The Foundling Museum in London set today’s quiz. Like the rest of the UK’s arts institutions, it’s currently closed – but you can explore its collection here while answering some tricky questions

05, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Susanna review – young artists shine in cluttered Handel staging
Handel’s take on the biblical story of Susanna is well played and well sung in this new production by Isabelle Kettle, though less would have been more

Martin Kettle

08, Mar, 2020 @2:50 PM

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Prom 55: Jephtha review – vivid outing for Handel's last oratorio
Richard Egarr balanced intensity with reflection, despite cuts to the score, and Allan Clayton was effortless in the title role

Tim Ashley

01, Sep, 2019 @6:53 PM

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