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George Fredrick Handel was born in Germany in 1685 Unlike most composers of the time he did not come from a musical family His innate musical talent was recognized at a very young age but his family did not support the development of his musical career On the contrary his father wished George to pursue a career in law Nonetheless George stuck with music He began studying with a local organist by the name of F W Zachow Zachow taught young George the fundamentals of keyboarding and composition At the age of thirteen Handel visited Berlin where he impressed the top Italian composers of the time In fact they were so impressed in him they offered to send him to study music in Italy His family refused this offer Instead he studied law at the university of Halle and was deputy to the organist at the cathedral In 1703 Handel moved to Hamburg in search of bigger and better things musically He joined the Hamburg Opera Orchestra as a second violin and harpsichordist before he became the maestro of the orchestra Handel wrote three operas here Almira was performed in 1705 and was followed by his Nero While Ammira was considered successful Nero wasnt held in high respects As for his third opera it was never performed for when it was finished Handel decided to refine his opera writing in the center of it Italy The third opera hasnt survived to present day Handel spent three years in Italy traveling through Florence Rome Naples and Venice Over this three year time period Handel mastered the Italian style of composing music He performed operas and oratorios in these cities and also composed Church music He left Italy in 1710 and went to Hanover where he was appointed Kapellmeister to the electorHe almost immediately took a leave of absence to respond to an invitation in London where his opera Rinaldo was written and performed early in
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