Musica Sequenza - Sampling Baroque - Handel (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:21 minutes | 1.13 GB
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„The deaf have found their ears, -their eyes the blind“. It was with these words that an unnamed English poet hymned George Frideric Handel in 1724, hailing his unparalleled impact on London’s musical scene. Handel had first come to the English capital in 1710, at a time when Italian opera was largely neglected in Britain. Not until 1719 did the city’s nobility establish the first operatic venture, the Royal Academy of Music. It lasted for only nine seasons. Within the space of three decades Handel wrote almost forty operas, founding his own opera companies and often suffering financial ruin in consequence. The market for opera in 18th-century London was volatile.