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Title Barockstar : George Frideric Handel / a production of RM Arts Fernseh- und Film GMBH Halle (Saale) ; written and directed by Ulrich Meyszies ; produced by Torsten Bönnhoff and Ulrich Meyszies
Published Germany : ArtHaus Musik, 2009

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Description 1 online resource (76 min.)
Series Classical music in video
Contents George Frideric Handel -- Superstar -- Handel in Halle -- Organ Lessons with Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow -- Opera Composer -- Journey to Italy -- Interpretation of Handel's Music -- Historical Locations: Vignanello and Vallerano -- Arrival in Rome -- Patron Ruspoli and Handel's Expenses -- A Big Hit -- Venice -- City of Opera -- A Sensation: Agrippina -- First Hanover, Then London -- Italian Operas in London -- English Patrons -- The Handel House in Brook Street -- Royal Academy of Music -- Handel's Modernity -- Changes in the History of Music -- Handel's Messiah -- 'He Was a Very Good Christian' -- A Star of the Baroque Period -- Credits -- Bonus: The Organ of Vallerano -- Interview tih Massimo Furnicola -- Bonus: Messiah -- Interviews with Howard Arman, Christopher Hogwood, Donald Burrows -- Bonus: Handel and Ruspoli -- Interview with Principessa Claudia Ruspoli -- Bonus: Handel and Hendrix -- Interviews with Donald Burrows and Martin Wyatt -- Bonus: The Marriage of Handel's Parents -- Interview with Bernd Hofestädt
Summary Tells the story of Handel's life as he journeyed through baroque Europe, leaving Germany for Italy and experiencing Florence, Rome and Venice, before arriving in London to begin the career that would bring him a worldwide reputation. The film shows the original locations in Halle, Rome, Venice, Florence and London that Handel himself visited
Notes Documentary film
Performer Howard Arman, Donald Burrows, Alan Curtis, Christopher Hogwood, Andrea Marcon, Sandrine Piau, Trevor Pinnock, Christine Schäfer ; with musical examples by Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Händelfestspielorchester Halle, Il Complesso Barocco, The English Concert
Notes This edition in English with Italian subtitles
Subject Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.
Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.
Composers -- Germany -- Biography
Composers.
Germany.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Documentary films.
Filmed performances.
Nonfiction films.
Filmed performances.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Form Streaming video
Author Arman, Howard, performer.
Meyszies, Ulrich, director, writer of accompanying material.
Bönnhoff, Torsten, producer.
Burrows, Donald, 1945- performer.
Curtis, Alan, performer.
Hogwood, Christopher, conductor.
Marcon, Andrea, performer.
Piau, Sandrine, performer.
Pinnock, Trevor, conductor.
Schäfer, Christine, 1965- performer.
Container of (work): Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Works. Selections.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, performer.
Arthaus Musik (Firm), publisher.
Complesso barocco, performer.
English Concert (Musical group), performer.
Händelfestspielorchester Halle, performer.
RM Arts (Firm), production company.
Other Titles George Frideric Handel