Art of Handel's Operas

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Explains how Handel's operas are outstanding expressions of the opera tradition as it had developed to the late 18th century. Contains detailed consideration of Handel's work between 1705 and 1741.


"Most welcome is the index of musical numbers, one of those handy references one has always wished to have. Another praiseworthy feature of the book is its plot summaries for all but the earliest of the operas. . . . the synopses are for the most part well written and usable. Meynell's personal experience with every score in Chrysander's edition is clearly evident, and his appreciation of the dramatic qualities of Handel's writing is unmistakable." _ The Opera Quarterly

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