Handel in London by Jane Glover
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Handel in London tells the story of a young German composer who in 1712, followed his princely master to London and would remain there for the rest of his life. That master would become King George II and the composer was George Frideric Handel. Handel, then still only twenty-seven and largely self-taught, would be at the heart of musical activity in London for the next four decades, composing masterpiece after masterpiece, whether the glorious coronation anthem, Zadok the Priest, operas such as Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo and Alcina or the great oratorios, culminating, of course, in Messiah.
Here, Jane Glover, who has conducted Handel’s work in opera houses and concert halls throughout the world, draws on her profound understanding of music and musicians to tell Handel’s story. It is a story of music-making and musicianship, of practices and practicalities, but also of courts and cabals, of theatrical rivalries and of eighteenth-century society. It is also, of course, the story of some of the most remarkable music ever written, music that has been played and sung, and loved, in this country – and throughout the world – for three hundred years.
About the Author: Dr. Jane Glover is one of the world’s most eminent conductors, and remains one of the few females in her profession. She was Music Director of the Glyndebourne Touring Opera from 1981-85, Artistic Director of the London Mozart Players from 1984-91, and has held Principal Conductorships of the Huddersfield and London Choral Societies. Jane Glover has conducted all the major symphony and chamber orchestras in Britain and is constantly in demand throughout the world. Highlights of her career to date include the South Bank series “Mozart Explored” and her 1995 performances of Britten’s War Requiem at the BBC Proms and in Normandy. In opera, Jane Glover has conducted productions at Glyndebourne, the English National Opera, New York City Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Opera Australia, Teatro La Fenice, Venice and Chicago Opera Theater, to name only a few. Her many recordings feature a series of Mozart and Haydn symphonies for ASV with the London Mozart Players and recordings of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, Britten and Walton with the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic and the BBC Singers. Her extensive broadcasting career includes the TV series Orchestra and Mozart, and the radio series Opera House and Musical Dynasties, all for the BBC. Jane Glover studied at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, and did a PhD in 17th Century Venetian opera. She was created a CBE in the 2003 New Year’s Honours. Jane lives in London.
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