Tag Archives: George Frideric Handel

Water Music 300

This month, Handel’s Water Music celebrates its 300th birthday, so we here at MusiCB3 thought we’d take a moment to slip anchor, and go on a little sailing trip for ourselves to see what we might catch. And may I … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Handel: Samuel Butler’s special collection

Many people have heard of the utopian satire Erewhon, but few are aware that its author, the Victorian polymath Samuel Butler (1835–1902), was driven to creativity by a lifelong obsession with George Frideric Handel. ‘Of all dead men Handel has … Continue reading

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The Fitzwilliam Handel Autograph Manuscripts

In association with the Cambridge Early Music’s Handel Festival (2nd and 3rd October) the Fitzwilliam Museum has mounted a special exhibition selected from the autograph manuscripts of some of the music performed. Four of the volumes of autographs are on … Continue reading

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Aylesford MSS in the Fitzwilliam

  The music manuscripts acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum after the sale in 1918 of the Aylesford Collection have recently been catalogued on the Cambridge Unversity online catalogue “Newton”.   Edward Dent, then a fellow of King’s College, had a … Continue reading

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