From the Library: A Celebration of Handel

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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