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George Frideric Handel

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato's new album, Eden, is a meditation on the natural world. Sergi Jasanada/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Joyce DiDonato's 'Eden' beckons humanity back to the garden

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A look inside George Frideric Handel flat at 25 Brook Street (left), and Jimi Hendrix's at 23 Brook Street (right) Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Handel And Hendrix In London On World Cafe

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Anthony Roth Costanzo takes opera to unlikely places, including NPR Music's Tiny Desk. Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR hide caption

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Anthony Roth Costanzo: A Countertenor For The 21st Century

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A portrait of George Frideric Handel, presenting his Water Music to King George I. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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300 Years Of Handel's 'Water Music,' With A Splash Of Politics

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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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Grand Theatre of Geneva on World of Opera -- 'Ariodante'

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Lisa Smirnova studied Handel's suites for five years before recording them. ECM hide caption

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From Hyperpianos To Harmonious Handel: New Classical Albums

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Ted Libbey And Fred Child Recommend Handel's Messiah

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Anja Harteros in the title role of Handel's Alcina, with Vesselina Kasarova as Ruggiero. Vienna State Opera hide caption

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Hear An Introduction To Alcina

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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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