Day: March 4, 2010

Program Notes: Handel, Bach, Copland

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Oh, the joys of musicology!  Links are forthcoming, but this is my most recent prose of the day, to be printed for a weekend orchestra concert in Seattle: G.F. Händel: Water Music   Like Haydn’s later symphonies, the Three Suites collectively entitled Water Music brought their composer stunning success in, and association with, the city of London.  They are also perfectly illustrative of the composer’s relationship to political power : in 1715-16, Handel was writing […]