George Frideric Handel | Free Famous Composer Biography (Digital Print)

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George Frideric Handel | Composer Biography

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About Composer ‘George Frideric Handel’

George Frideric Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in the North German province of Saxony in the same year as Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. George's father wanted him to be a lawyer even though music captivated his attention. His mother, however, supported his interest in music and he was allowed to take keyboard and music composition lessons. His aunt gave him a harpsichord for his seventh birthday which Handel played whenever he had the chance. Read more...

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