Messiah by Johnathan Keates - History of Handel's Messiah
Jonathan Keates tells the story of the composition and musical afterlife of Handel's Messiah - the composer's greatest masterpiece. He considers the first performances and its place in Handel's output; he looks at the oratorio itself and its relationship with spirituality in the age of the Enlightenment; and he examines why Messiah became such an essential element in the national culture of Britain.
If you are looking to learn more about the history of Handel's Messiah or are interested in reading a unique George Frideric Handel biography, this book is for you. You will never see Messiah by Handel in the same way again...
Searching for other books on Handel? Then why not check out Handel in London by Jane Glover, George Frideric Handel - Ein Hallenser in London by Julia Semmer or our Handel House Companion Guide!