By Paul Henry Lang
Simply because I spent my youth in Leipzig, a urban which resounds with echoes of Bach and the complete musical global, i've got continually had the assumption of 1 day getting ready a pictorial heritage of song. This current publication is the outcome; it combines parts of my specialist lifestyles as a photo historian and my deepest lifestyles as a cheerful lover of music.
A pictorial background of tune can by no means be in simple terms an image album, notwithstanding, for no volume of illustrative fabric can on its own create a significant landscape of track. There has to be, as well as photographs, an intrinsic plan, a unified perspective which the reader can take hold of and use to accomplish comprehension
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In 1712 Handel of his return to Hanover invited Handel moved to London; after the House of Han- over assumed the English crown in 1714, Handel remained of his life, in in London until the end 1759. 51 HANDEL'S OPERAS Jaiws Scholz In England Handel stepped into a bee- hive of activity. Italian opera Italian singers ruled lish librettos — was the rage, even the use of Eng- had been abandoned without a Italian opera had be- murmur. By 1711 the come firmly established in the Haymarket Theater, and in the same year the English Carol Broschi, called Farinelli, in a managers of the Drury Lane Theater de- female cided to discontinue the production of English This operatic with coincided frenzy was responsible for the prodigious success of the South Sea Company.
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A Pictorial history of music by Paul Henry Lang