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"george frideric handel" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"I'm Shane Morris with the Colson Center. Messiah maybe the greatest work in the Canon of Western music. You know the composer Honda but do you know the author today today on breakpoint. Here's Eric Metaxas. To give us the backstory as one wag put it in the orchestra world. George Frideric Handel's Messiah is just as much much in annual Christmas tradition as Eggnog and overworked. Shopping Mall santas handles. Magnum opus is one of the supreme wonders of human genius. especially if you you keep in mind that the genius on display is not only handles were so used to calling the work handel's. Messiah that we fail to notice that he only wrote the music and as good is the music is what's being said or in this case. Sung is every bit as inspired and inspiring the text or Libretto. As it's properly called was written in by. Charles Jenin's chances are you've never heard of him and you're not alone even in his lifetime. Jenin's was utterly unknown to most of his contemporaries but but obviously not to handle who in a letter to Jenin's referred to their collaboration as your Messiah as the director of the Handel House said a few years ago without Jenin's in and there would be no messiah that being the case it's worth knowing more about Jenin's he was an English landowner and patron of the arts. He wasn't only a patron eighteen. He collaborated with handle on other works. Such as Saul Israel in Egypt and Belshazzar as with Messiah. His contributions were anonymous miss as these titles suggest. Jenin specialty was Lebron does based on Biblical subjects. This was the direct result of his devout Christian faith and that brings me back to Messiah. Jenin's was concerned with the emergence of Deism within the Church of England. Deism rejected the idea of God's intervention in human affairs and with with the inspiration of scripture. His response to the threat was what he called. A scripture collection that demonstrated that the scriptures had predicted the coming of the Messiah. Yeah which he desired handled to set to music unlike his other scripture collections every word in the Messiah Libretto is taken directly from scripture as Albert. Muller wrote a few years ago. Jenin's understood the Bible to reveal a comprehensive and unitary story of God's salvation of his people but but Jenin's knew that it would take more than a pamphlet to combat deism. He had to appeal to people's emotions and imaginations as well as their intellect in other words he he needed art thankfully he knew just the right man to undertake the challenge in July seventeen forty one. He wrote a friend saying handle says he will do nothing next winter after but I hope I shall persuade him to set another scripture collection. I have made for him. I hope he will lay out his whole genius and skill upon it that the composition may excel excel all his former compositions as the subject excels every other subject. The subject is Messiah. A month later handle began work on the music and finished it in only twenty four days at the end of the manuscript. He wrote the initials. SDG Soli Deo. Gloria to God alone own be the glory since its first performance in Dublin in seventeen forty two Jenin's exercise and what can accurately be called. SCRIPTURAL apologetic has become the most beloved coral work in history. No one knows how many times it has been performed. Counting the recordings alone is exhausting. And every time we listen we are are told for the mouth of the Lord Hath Spoken. It and that as molar reminds us was what Jenin's wanted us to understand. God has spoken token Shane Morris. Here again if you appreciate these breakpoint broadcast we could sure use your help. Please consider making a year. End Gift at breakpoint dot org slash radio. That's breakpoint dot O._R._G. Slash radio..
"george frideric handel" Discussed on World Cafe
"Come you didn't lead with more than two hundred and fifty years later. It's important to the people at handle andraos to keep the musicians memory alive and to make sure space is filled with sound. They let students and artists use the rooms to practise own instruments are played regularly so we're not like replace that keeps everything under lock in case you know everything is from the nineteen th century but can still be played as a matter of fact just as we were leaving the handle and hendrix south three talented guys were warming up filling the room with the purple haze <music> there you have it if you are in london. Go checkout handle handle and hendrix in london really cool. Thanks so much to sean dougherty for being a wonderful and generous tour guide. Thanks also to clear the volunteer whose voice you heard in the segment. Thanks for senior producer. Kimberly do nod for amazing work on putting this all together and organizing our sense of place trip to london and thanks to the wind coat foundation for making it possible. I'm talia slinger and i will catch you next time on the world cafe so much to sean dougherty for being a wonderful and generous tour guide. Thanks also to clear the volunteer whose voice you heard in the segment. Thanks for senior producer. Kimberly do nod for amazing work on putting this all together and organizing our sense of place trip to london and thanks to the wind coat foundation for making it possible. I'm talia slinger and i will catch you next time on the world cafe from n._p._r.
"george frideric handel" Discussed on World Cafe
"Really interesting house because it's one of the first times that that musician into his house in handles day most musicians didn't earn a lot of the money so they would have lived with dukes. Lords patrons not handle. This house was built in seventeen twenty. Three and handle was the first resident. It's legit shows you how successful and independent he was. He didn't live with a rich patron. He moved his place while handel was the first resident at twenty five brook street hendrix's place next door represented a different kind of first he said it was the first real time of his own matching it come from neil as this concrete much penniless musician and constantly staying people's houses sustain hotels or on the road and this is the first place where he felt like it was his own place where he was living and he managed to have a little bit of a private private domestic life even if just a few months and then it was back to touring the craziness of rock and roll as for what private domestic life looked like different than you might think based on jimi hendrix this public persona luckily the museum had some help putting it all together collected archival photographs that showed what hindrances room looked like and they talked to somebody who was actually there kathy etchingham with his girlfriend who lives with him here so she was an adviser to awesome this whole project safe. She was really key to us. Gang all the details of the spot so for instance instance it was made really messy because it was just to see that hendrix with this hippie that he wouldn't have been neat but she came in then she said oh no no no. I got up and made the bed every morning and misreading nate tidy. It's funny in some ways this bedroom from nineteen sixty nine echoes handles bedroom from seventeen forty one both both the guys have these square tapestries hanging over their beds creating cozy canopy look during handel's time photography had yet to be invented so the historians who recreated handles room had to rely on other evidence according to handle and hendrix house volunteer claire the bedroom has been recreated from unlisted handles furniture. Now the list was compiled when hundred died because of cruces finish to be valued and sold and the list is very very excited indeed it explains what color the curtains were a more fabric made off color and fabric. The betting mousse made off with confident. This is the right color and this is the right fabric. Yes clearly a lot of care has been taken to select the right shade of crimson back in jimmy's room. They also took great care with detail. There are ashtrays with just the right kind of cigarette butts benson and hedges secrets. Even the brand phase smile and there are tons of persian rugs. Some of them are rolled out on the floor around the bed. Some still rolled up. Hendrix was a big fan. There's a story that he bought some new rugs because if you see there's like five persian rugs and then it's even some sped by the side of the bed they just bought say many the they had too many even fit in the room and he was like apparently he became known as a rug by and so that the textile merchants would kind of be county store selling rugs. There's a ringing phone in the background. You might have noticed that's on purpose. Put there by the museum to show off one of hendrix's quirks. Apparently he would give his phone number out to pretty much. Anybody in the phone in his bedroom would ring off the hook all the day. Most of the things in jimmy's room at the museum are re-creations of what would have been there except for one mirror that hangs over the fireplace about mira is dr arne original peace we have his america would have been hendrix's which is quite covy gets an era that you uh-huh thanks in fact what a trip yeah and interesting me. He apparently saw the ghost of handle one night in this flat in the mirror cakes well handled did die next door seventeen fifty nine he kind of lost his sight and then had a stroke and got worse and worse health and then yeah we think we died. He died in this very room all of our here's just how come you didn't lead with more than two hundred and fifty years later. It's important to the people at handle andraos to keep the musicians memory alive and
"george frideric handel" Discussed on World Cafe
"It's an incredibly historic city and in many special spots you can see see these famous circular blue plaques on the sides of important buildings. We made a pilgrimage to one blue plaque in particular and fancy neighborhood called mayfair are on brickstreet at number twenty five it reads george. Frederic handel composer lived in this house from seventeen twenty three and died here. You know handle handle you wrote this and and right next door at twenty three st there's another historic blue plaque marking the former home of another musician. Jimi hendrix guitarist and songwriter moved in here in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight and then found out that the composer lived in building. That's sean dougherty who works at the handle and hendrix house. A museum created in the spot. Both musicians used to live or so hendrix thought he he felt saint-gobain next door but he thought it was the same building and kind of really into the idea of a composer nipping in the same building and kind of could feel it'll be spirit and even went out and bought a couple of hundred records. The record store i could hendrix was influenced by classical music walk. If handling hendrix lived at the same time they would have been next door neighbors on breck street and they would've had a lot more in common than just the address which you can really tell when you visit the museum. Some very clever historians and artists have recreated some of the rooms handle. Oh and hendrix would've lived in and you walk around. You can feel the history under your feet in the floorboards. Some of them are original so yeah and that's one of the most distinctive things about the houses he will crown with these creaking local. Everyday sean walks across the creaky floors through handles writing room where there's this big wooden bookcase. A small desk couple of grand rand paintings one of handle himself and one of charles jennings who wrote the libretto for messiah. There's a spin it which is sort of like mini harpsichord and whole lot of creative greenest energy in this room is where he composed the music. You've had of handle so he lived here for the last cost thirty six years of his life so nice of his operas and over tori is the messiah everything would have been thought of and written in this program.
"george frideric handel" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"Welcome to classics for kids. I may OMI Lewin March is women's history month today, some women from history who inspired classical music. Cleopatra was Queen of ancient Egypt just as it was being taken over by the Roman empire. Where Julius Caesar was the ruler Cleopatra is a character in lots of operas including Giulio chase at Italian for Julius Caesar by George frideric Handel. Another Queen Elizabeth I of England stayed on the throne for forty four years. A lot of great music and writing including Shakespeare's plays came out of that time in the sixteenth century the Elizabethan era. Elizabeth I was also a musician. In nineteen fifty three. When Elizabeth the second was crowned Queen of England Benjamin Britten composed an opera about Elizabeth the first the title is Gloria which was one of her nicknames. For Ben who lived about one hundred years after Elizabeth I was the first Englishwoman to earn a living as a writer Henry Purcell composed music for one of her plays. And Benjamin Britten used that as the theme for his young person's guide to the orchestra. Joan of arc was the daughter of a farmer in fifteenth century, France when she was thirteen she saw visions of saints telling her to help the teenage dough fan, the prince who was next in line to the French throne fight the English to get back control of his country. So that he could be crowned king a lot of composers wrote operas about Joan of arc including Rossini, Verdi and tchaykovsky. around the turn of the twentieth century Englishwoman, Emily Pankhurst fought hard for women's rights, especially suffrage, the right to vote composer Ethel Smyth was also part of the women's suffrage movement and wrote the March of the women for it. In america. Susan B Anthony fought for women's rights and against slavery. She's the main character in the opera, the mother of us all with music by Virgil, Thomson and words by Gertrude Stein. The most powerful anti-slavery book in nineteenth century, America. Was unable Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher, Stowe Rogers and Hammerstein included the story of that book in their musical the king. And I. How on cool. Thomas. Journal truth escaped from slavery. She became a powerful speaker for the rights of enslaved people and for women Paula Kemper. Composed an opera about her call truth. Did you know to? What's your? In the mid twentieth. Century, Rosa Parks fought for civil rights when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white person. She helped and laws that made black people sit in separate places three from separate water fountains and use separate building entrances in Detroit Michigan. There's a street named for Rosa Parks. Michael Daugherty celebrated in music. During World War. Two race hopper. Used her Naff skills to help America win the war then in the early days of computers. She was one of the first experts in computer languages and programming. Wendy Carlos playing Bach's music on the computer next week on classics for kids famous women composers from history. I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it for w g you UC Cincinnati. Please. Join me next time on more classics for kids.
"george frideric handel" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Shot. John. Pau. When George frideric Handel set down his pen in mid September seventeen forty one he could not have imagined how influential messiah would become eighteen years later a few days after hearing a performance of messiah Handel died. But he's music did not today. His body of work is performed around the world. And yet, none of it more frequently almost universally then messiah there are many reasons for it success. But perhaps as the bible explains. The greatest of these is charity to feed the hungry. Clothes. The naked liberate the captive administer relief to the sick and the afflicted and minister to every needs. So this then is the spirit of Christmas. It is whenever we he the wondrous invitation of messiah to be charitable to others. And when we do we. Changed we filled with Christmas, peace and hope and joy, which is why we sing at Christmas time and throughout the year. How're lowlier? May it ever be sound?.
"george frideric handel" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Pau. When George frideric Handel set down his pen in mid September seventeen forty one he could not have imagined how influential messiah would become eighteen years later a few days after hearing a performance of messiah Handel died. But he's music did not today. His body of work is performed around the world. And yet, none of it more frequently almost universally than messiah there are many reasons for its success. But perhaps as the bible explains. The greatest of these is charity to feed the hungry. Clothe the naked liberate the captive administer relief to the sick and the afflicted and minister to every need these. So this is the spirit of Christmas. It is Oz. Whenever we he the wondrous invitation of messiah to be charitable to others. And when we do. We are. Changed? We have filled with Christmas peace and how. And joy, which is why we sing at Christmas time and throughout the year. How lowlier? May it ever be sound? Ooh..