From the Library: A Celebration of Handel

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by Gabrielle Riel on Monday, 20 April, 2009

Georg Friedrich Händel, the great Baroque Composer that most people know because of his famous piece “Messiah”, died on April 14, 1759…250 years ago. To honor and acknowledge this milestone since his passing, Radio Riel is featuring a celebration of his works today. You will of course hear the familiar “Messiah”, as well as his almost equally famous “Water Music” and “Music for Royal Fireworks”. We have also included all of his concerti grossi, wind sonatas and the work that was most performed during his own lifetime, the opera “Alcina”.

Radio Riel produces this program in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the program now at http://music.radioriel.org . Today’s music originates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.

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