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Listen Handel's 'Julius Caesar,' Politics And Passion

July 25, 2008 – Andreas Scholl stars in Handel's sumptuously scored love story between Cleopatra and Caesar.


Listen Scandal in Scotland: Handel's 'Ariodante'

May 23, 2008 – Handel's Italian opera Ariodante is set in Scotland, and was premiered in England in 1735.


Listen Richard Egarr: The 'Bernstein of Early Music'

March 26, 2008 – The keyboardist delivers a historically informed performance worthy of Handel's 'Organ Concertos.'


Read Classical Music for the Birds WVXU

February 27, 2008 – Hear music that soars with inspiration from our fine-feathered friends. WVXU

Listen Handel's 'Messiah' from Philadelphia

December 18, 2007 – Hear Handel's holiday masterpiece, as performed by one of the world's greatest orchestras.


Listen A Thanksgiving Feast With Handel WNYC

November 21, 2007 – The Biblical story of Belshazzar's Feast gets a musical retelling by Handel, in concert in New York. WNYC


Read Handel's 'Julius Caesar'

October 19, 2007 – Renowned countertenor David Daniels stars as Handel's Julius Caesar, from Houston.

Read Handel's 'Imeneo'

July 27, 2007 – Handel's sly comedy Imeneo comes alive in a sharp-edged production by Glimmerglass Opera.

Listen 'Too Hot to Handel': A Modern 'Messiah'

December 23, 2006 – While talking to friends, Marin Alsop realized that Handel's "Messiah" desperately needed an update.

Listen The Eternal Genius of Handel

December 24, 2005 – 'Tis the season for more renditions of Handel's "Messiah" than you can shake a stick at.


Listen The Class of 1685: Bach, Handel and Scarlatti

December 7, 2004 – Musicologist Richard Taruskin talks about the divergent paths of Scarlatti, Handel and Bach.

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