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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 83–100.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Charles Trainor It is generally stated without qualification that Fielding was a great admirer of Handel. This is understandable given that his works of the 1740s and 1750s are replete with praise of the composer. Curiously, however, during the 1730s, his compliments to Handel are few and far...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 52–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Robert D. Hume Little scholarly attention has been devoted to the dramaturgy of Handel's operas, which seems secondary to musical and circumstantial matters of venue and performers. This article argues that important things can be learned by attempting to categorize, analyze, and assess...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2010
...William Gibbons The magician Zoroastro plays a critical role in Handel's opera Orlando (1733). He opens the first act with a dramatic monologue, keeps the hero Orlando from wreaking too much havoc in his madness, and eventually brings the opera to a peaceful conclusion. Despite his importance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
... account of the Š Commemoration of Handel to King George III – and Queen Charlotte ), which included engravings by his nephew Edward Francisco Burney ).19 Frances’s version of the conversation between her father and the king is bizarre: Charles had been authorized to write the o½cial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 19–31.
Published: 01 April 2001
... What was the artistic climate that year? In the spring the opera com- pany was having its most profitable season (the only one in which it de- clared a dividend), with three new operas—Handel’s Floridante, and Griselda and Crispo by composer Giovanni Bononcini...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to “make a case.” I greatly admire a scholar who admits the inadequacy of the pertinent evidence and refuses to make a call. As an example, I offer Gary C. Thomas on the problem of whether Handel was homosexual.62 The only defensible answer is “We cannot be sure.” He certainly may have been...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 101–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
... this book. (10) McGirr says that Drury Lane countered Handel s Rinaldo in 1711 with a series of plays, all but one of which folded after one night (51). Not at all: Drury Lane was performing single nights of repertory 1 0 8 Eighteenth-Century Life pieces, exactly as usual. And no source is given...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 103–106.
Published: 01 April 2007
... Burrows, Donald. Handel and the English Chapel Royal (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2005). Pp. 684. 28 ills. £85. ISBN 0-19-816228-6 Cima, Gay Gibson. Early American Women Critics: Performance, Religion, Race (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2006). Pp. 241. $85. ISBN 0-521-84733-8 Cogliano, Francis D...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 66–70.
Published: 01 April 2015
... renewed attention to some of the greatest musical genius of Western civilization: Ambrose Philips’s birthday ode for Anne of 1713 was “set by no less a composer than George Frideric Handel” (247). Anne’s reign is also the landscape for the great literary accomplishments composed in the shadow...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 1–42.
Published: 01 April 2000
... of evenhandedness, proclaiming an intent to “scoff at this ex- ecrable and fraudulent trade” [tot beschimpinge deezer verfoeijelyke en bedrieglyke handel]. Both books offer a waarschouwing for posterity, but this word in Dutch has a broad range of meanings, from “warning” and “caution” to “notification...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... generalizations, historians are too often content to dispose of the culture in a paragraph list- ing a few names. In his biography of Queen Anne, Edward Gregg tells us that her reign was a period of “growing literary and artistic freedom,” and proceeds to list artists including Pope and Handel, but he...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 37–43.
Published: 01 January 2009
... collaboration with Gay and Handel over Acis and Galatea (1718), a topic which Rogers touches upon but does not fully explore. Ye Jacobites by Name?     4 3 To some readers, what Rogers has achieved in these two companion stud- ies may be tinged...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 24–45.
Published: 01 January 2002
... with their full emblems, ECL26103-45-jone.q4 5/24/02 3:21 PM Page 41 Sheridan and the Theatre of Patriotism 41 &c. begins with Handels water musick—ends with a chorus, to the march in Judas Maccabæus. During this scene, Puff directs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 36–65.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., most national music histories have had little good to say about the period between Handel and the “English Musical Renais- sance” of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 58   Eighteenth-Century Life The music histories of North and Tudway contributed to the creation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 62–87.
Published: 01 January 2000
... and denounce (as the book’s title declares) “this execrable and fraudulent trade” [deezer verfoeijelyke en bedrieglyke Handel]. In the past, the sprawling, heterogeneous character of the book has proved a formidable impediment to readers who attempted to assess and to make sense of its dazzling variety...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 130–138.
Published: 01 January 2003
... (Scranton, PA: HarperCollins, 2002). Pp. 466. $30. ISBN 0-465-02871-3 Harris, Ellen T. Handel as Orpheus: Voice and Desire in the Chamber Cantatas (Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 2001). Pp. 430. $32. ISBN 0-674-00617-8 Heesen, Anke Te. The World...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 103–113.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... The Crisis of Literature in the 1790s: Print Culture and the Public Sphere. Cambridge Studies in Romanticism 36 (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 1999). Pp. xii + 299. $59.95. ISBN 0-521-65325-8 Kivy, Peter. The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... manager, and the architect of the Queen’s Theatre in Haymarket as well as of Blenheim; and of the composer G. F. Handel, who composed a birthday ode in her honor (“Eternal Source of Light Divine”) and whose opera Rinaldo she previewed in Bath before its opening at Vanbrugh’s new theater...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of the portraits with their extraordinary colors also contributed to the development of Hogarth’s aesthetics. Einberg’s great contribution is to the study of the portraits. She has exhaustively anno- tated them, drawing proper attention to the influence of Roubiliac’s Handel of 1738. I am left wondering how...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 38–55.
Published: 01 April 2018
... with Reynolds and Burke.26 Johnson’s ‹nal prose composition was published above Burney’s name as the dedication to George III in An Account of the Commemoration of Handel This piece, a counterpart to Johnson’s earlier dedication of volume of The History of Music to Queen Charlotte, also contains...