Monster Essays - Georg Fredrich Handel
Georg Fredrich Handel
"Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived. I would bare my head and kneel at his grave."
Georg Friedrich Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Marienkirche, Halle. At the age of seven, Handel visited Saxon Court at Weissenfels with his father. It was here where Duke Johann Adolf heard Handel playing the organ. Adolf spoke with Mr. Handel and persuaded him to get young Georg Handel lessons. Shortly after this trip Handel started organ lessons at Maienkirche with Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow.
Handel's earliest datable composition was in the year 1700. This first composition is known as the T....