George Frideric Handel
Date of Birth
Feb 23, 1685
Birth Place:
Halle, Germany


Along with Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, Händel continues to be one of the most popular composers from the Classical era. Although born in Germany, he made his fame in England, and except for a Passion and a few songs with German texts, and more in Latin, French, and Italian, his vocal works are in the English language. Händel's personality (like those of the other "great composers") has been...