NPR logo

Handel

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Handel

Handel

Handel

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Composer George Frederic Handel was born on this day in 1685. We take note of Handel's reputation among his classical music peers, and some of his principle achievements.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.