Harry Christophers leads the Handel and Haydn Society, now celebrating its bicentennial. James Doyle/Handel and Haydn Society hide caption

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A Bicentennial For Boston's Handel And Haydn Society
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Ensemble Matheus At Carnegie Hall
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Violist Nadia Sirota. Samantha West/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hear Nadia Sirota Play Greenstein's 'In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves'
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Richard Croft and Danielle de Niese star in Handel's 'Semele' at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Alvaro Yañez/courtesy of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées hide caption

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'No, no, I'll take less'
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The ballad opera 'Flora': from early 18th-century England to 21st-century Charleston. William Struhs/courtesy of Spoleto USA hide caption

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'Flora' — An 18th-Century British Invasion
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Bejun Mehta's new CD features the music of Handel. Marco Borggreve hide caption

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Alfred Deller sings "music for a While" by Henry Purcell (rec. 1949)
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Nicholas McGegan has built a career on conducting Handel's music. /Schwalbe And Partners hide caption

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Hear Nicholas McGegan conduct Handel: Water Music - "Allegro"
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Grimoaldo (Paolo Fanale) threatens to kill Rodelinda's (Sonia Ganassi) son if she doesn't marry him -- even though she's already married. Laera/Festival della Valle D'Itria hide caption

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Rodelinda
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Hercules had perfect abs. For that reason and a few others, this statue of him stands in Florence, Italy. iStock hide caption

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