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Read The Classical Strongman's Guide To Awesome Abs

February 24, 2010 – Feel better and look healthier when you exercise to these inspiring classical-music masterworks.

Listen 'Agrippina,' Handel's Unlikely Comedy

January 29, 2010 – Handel’s early, odd-ball comedy, stars ruthless characters from ancient Rome.

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Listen Handel's Miraculous 'Messiah'

December 22, 2009 – Hear the composer's oratorio — which is, by any measure, the greatest choral work in English.

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Listen Scheming in Scotland: Handel's 'Ariodante'

December 18, 2009 – Handel's Italian opera Ariodante is set in Scotland, and was premiered in England in 1735.

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Read Classics Off The Beaten Path In 2009 APM

December 9, 2009 – Minnesota Public Radio's Michael Barone introduces 10 overlooked but excellent classical albums. APM

Read Classical 2009: Next Generation And Beyond WGUC

December 4, 2009 – This year's crop was strong for Russians, as well as a young generation of masterful musicians. WGUC

Read Placido Domingo in Handel's 'Tamerlano'

October 16, 2009 – Placido Domingo takes on his 126th role, as Bajazet in Handel's taught drama, Tamerlano.

Listen Handel: Ezio

August 21, 2009 – In Handel's hands, a predictable string of solo arias becomes an explosion of color and variety.

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Listen SPCO In Concert: Fiddlers, Corn And Fireworks APM

August 10, 2009 – Hear the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra honor its outgoing conductor with works from three centuries. APM

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Listen Quirky Brilliance: Handel's 'Faramondo'

June 26, 2009 – The opera's story may be confounding, yet it's told through some of Handel's finest music.

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Listen 'Partenope': The Quirky Side of G. F. Handel

May 1, 2009 – Handel reveals his lighter side in the quirky, but richly-scored comedy, Partenope.

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Listen Why George Frideric Handel Still Matters

April 14, 2009 – April 14 marks the 250th anniversary of the composer's death. Hear why his music remains vital.

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Listen Handel's Flood Of Melodies: 'Water Music'

April 13, 2009 – In celebrating the great composer, critic Ted Libbey picks the ultimate Water Music CD.

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Simplicity, it turns out, is the secret to the success of Handel's ever-popular "Hallelujah Chorus."

Listen The Pure Power Of Handel's 'Hallelujah Chorus' APM

December 23, 2008 – Hear what makes Handel's famous chorus from Messiah an all-time favorite. APM

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Read Placido Domingo in Handel's 'Tamerlano'

November 14, 2008 – Placido Domingo takes on his 126th role, as Bajazet in Handel's taught drama, Tamerlano.

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