Handel’s Messiah: Fact or Fiction?

By Sally Bradford With thanks to Teresa Neff Few masterworks of Baroque music can rival Handel’s Messiah for its eternal popularity. Many of us are familiar with Messiah, but some may have heard myths and legends about this great work. How many of these questions are you able to answer correctly? 1. Did Handel write …

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Baroque and Classical Music Legends: Corelli and Handel

By Benjamin Pesetsky With thanks to Teresa Neff Rumors and Legends The lives of Baroque and Classical music composers are rich with legends, making it hard to distinguish myth from history. Some misconceptions are modern inventions due to the passage of time, but others actually sprang up during the life of the composer or shortly …

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