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The Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia

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Domenico Antonio D'Alessandro, Beverly Adams, John K. Andrews, Clifford Bartlett, Graydon Beeks, Terence Best, Melania Bucciarelli, Michael Burden, Donald Burrows, John Butt, Nicholas Clapton, Hans Dieter Clausen, David E. Coke, Graham Cummings, Kerry Downes, Pierre Dubois, Robin Eagles, Ulrich Etscheit, Matthew Gardner, Christine Gerrard, Elizabeth Gibson, Daniel Glowotz, Dagmar Glüxam, John Greenacombe, William D. Gudger, Brean Hammond, Ellen T. Harris, Katie Hawks, Jürgen Heidrich, Artie Heinrich, Wendy Heller, Rainer Heyink, John Walter Hill, Katharine Hogg, Christopher Hogwood, Robert D. Hume, David Hunter, David Ross Hurley, H. Diack Johnstone, Berta Joncus, Andrew V. Jones, Robert Ketterer, Matthew Kilburn, David Kimbell, Richard G. King, Klaus-Peter Koch, Walter Kreyszig, Hartmut Krones, Annette Landgraf, Francesco Lora, Sarah McCleave, Thomas N. McGeary, Christine Martin, Judith Milhous, Toshiki Misawa, Panja Mücke, Konstanze Musketa, Buford Norman, Suzana Ograjenšek, Hans-Günter Ottenberg, Ute Poetzsch, Juliane Riepe, Leslie M. M. Robarts, John H. Roberts, Stephen Roe, Julian Rushton, Julie Anne Sadie, Graham Sadler, Siegfried Schmalzriedt, Dorothea Schröder, Hannah Smith, Ruth Smith, Reinhard Strohm, Carole Taylor, Nicholas Temperley, Andrew C. Thompson, Colin Timms, Gödz Traxdorf, David Vickers, Carlo Vitali, William Weber, Ralf Wehner, Jens Wehmann, Edwin Werner, John Winemiller, Eva Zöllner
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  • Date Published: December 2013
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107666405

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  • George Frideric Handel was born and educated in Germany, flourished in Italy, and chose to become British. One of the most cosmopolitan of the great composers, much of Handel's music has remained in the popular repertory since his lifetime, and a broad variety of his music theatre works from Italian operas to English oratorios have experienced a dramatic renaissance since the late twentieth century. A large number of publications devoted to Handel's life and music have appeared from his own time to the present day, but The Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia gathers the full range of present knowledge and leading scholarship into a single volume for convenient and illuminating reference. Packed with well over 700 informative and accessible entries, both long and short, this book is ideal for performers, scholars, students and music lovers who wish to explore the Handelian world.

    • Unprecedented reference guide to one of the most popular composers in music history, containing over 700 A-Z entries, ranging from fascinating short summaries to detailed research articles
    • Presents a wide range of supplementary information, including a fully comprehensive family tree of the composer and his ancestors, a new fully revised worklist and a survey of 50 modern Handel performers
    • Written by over eighty international scholars, and including a Foreword by Christopher Hogwood, the book presents new research, featuring many key topics that have seldom received due attention before
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    Awards

    • A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year 2010

    Reviews & endorsements

    "An incredible achievement! Articles are extensive, both well documented for scholars and eminently readable. No stone appears to have been left unturned and the result is an amazingly comprehensive A-Z of anyone and anything connected to the great master of the baroque and the legacy with which he has enriched our lives."
    Harry Christophers, conductor of The Sixteen and artistic director of the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston

    "The Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia is remarkable: a well-researched, elegantly written, often times witty, cornecopia of Haendelian lore and miscellany."
    William Christie, conductor

    "The Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest composers. It is extremely comprehensive, dealing not only with the background to Handel’s musical masterpieces, but also with his contemporaries, colleagues, friends and singers who performed in his operas and oratorios. 86 experts from a range of scholarly disciplines examine Handel’s life and work from a wide variety of aspects, and the encyclopedia will serve to emphasize the composer’s genius in such a wide range of musical styles. The editors are to be congratulated on producing such an indispensable adjunct to every musical library."
    Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor

    "The Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia will be warmly welcomed by all Handelian scholars and performers. The descriptions of musical works are concise and to the point; the numerous biographical entries are especially interesting, and recreate the vivid and colourful musical worlds of Germany, Italy and London that formed the background to Handel’s great works."
    Paul McCreesh, conductor

    "What a glorious resource this book is! It is an absolute must for all lovers of Handel’s music. It is a terrific mine of information about his music and the fascinating cast of characters who performed it."
    Nicholas McGegan, conductor

    "The Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia will never gather dust on my bookshelf. The wealth of information that it contains is so enticing that frequent reference is inevitable, and it is impossible to restrict myself to a single topic of enquiry at any one time. Music lovers, performers and scholars should not be without this book."
    Trevor Pinnock, harpsichordist, conductor and founder of the English Concert

    "The signed articles are expertly indexed and cross-referenced … useful to the reference librarian interested in easily locating those somewhat familiar passages that belong to another musical work … This volume is consistent in format and function with The Cambridge Mozart Encylopedia … Recommended."
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107666405
    • length: 857 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Foreword Christopher Hogwood
    A-Z general entries
    Appendix 1. Worklist
    Appendix 2. Chronology
    Appendix 3. Handel's family tree
    Appendix 4. Handel iconography
    Appendix 5. Genealogical table of the ruling houses of Britain and Hanover
    Appendix 6. Handel's music on CD and DVD
    Appendix 7. An overview of fifty Handel performers, 1959–2009
    Appendix 8. Handel organizations and websites
    Select bibliography.

  • Editors

    Annette Landgraf, Hallische Händel-Ausgabe
    Annette Landgraf is a member of the editorial office of the Hallische Händel-Ausgabe.

    David Vickers, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
    David Vickers is an independent lecturer, journalist, author and musicologist.

    Contributors

    Domenico Antonio D'Alessandro, Beverly Adams, John K. Andrews, Clifford Bartlett, Graydon Beeks, Terence Best, Melania Bucciarelli, Michael Burden, Donald Burrows, John Butt, Nicholas Clapton, Hans Dieter Clausen, David E. Coke, Graham Cummings, Kerry Downes, Pierre Dubois, Robin Eagles, Ulrich Etscheit, Matthew Gardner, Christine Gerrard, Elizabeth Gibson, Daniel Glowotz, Dagmar Glüxam, John Greenacombe, William D. Gudger, Brean Hammond, Ellen T. Harris, Katie Hawks, Jürgen Heidrich, Artie Heinrich, Wendy Heller, Rainer Heyink, John Walter Hill, Katharine Hogg, Christopher Hogwood, Robert D. Hume, David Hunter, David Ross Hurley, H. Diack Johnstone, Berta Joncus, Andrew V. Jones, Robert Ketterer, Matthew Kilburn, David Kimbell, Richard G. King, Klaus-Peter Koch, Walter Kreyszig, Hartmut Krones, Annette Landgraf, Francesco Lora, Sarah McCleave, Thomas N. McGeary, Christine Martin, Judith Milhous, Toshiki Misawa, Panja Mücke, Konstanze Musketa, Buford Norman, Suzana Ograjenšek, Hans-Günter Ottenberg, Ute Poetzsch, Juliane Riepe, Leslie M. M. Robarts, John H. Roberts, Stephen Roe, Julian Rushton, Julie Anne Sadie, Graham Sadler, Siegfried Schmalzriedt, Dorothea Schröder, Hannah Smith, Ruth Smith, Reinhard Strohm, Carole Taylor, Nicholas Temperley, Andrew C. Thompson, Colin Timms, Gödz Traxdorf, David Vickers, Carlo Vitali, William Weber, Ralf Wehner, Jens Wehmann, Edwin Werner, John Winemiller, Eva Zöllner

    Awards

    • A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year 2010

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