Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Freshly celebrated ..

... The Handel Revolution | Books and Culture.

Between Winton Dean's assertion that neither true religion nor any serious engagement with Christianity is to be found in Handel and the idea that he was essentially a religious and Christian composer there is a lot of elbow room, and it properly includes the reaction of Christians who from the first until now have found Messiah to be a prayerful meditation on the mysteries of faith ...

Well, like all of us, Handel was not of a piece, but complex, contradictory, and inconsistent.

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