Water Music http://wrti.org en All About Handel's Water Music http://wrti.org/post/all-about-handels-water-music <p></p><p>Handel's <em>Water Music</em> stands alongside his <em>Messiah </em>and <em>Music for the Royal Fireworks</em> as one of the best-known works of a composer who went from operas to oratorios. The now-famous Baroque suite commissioned for a king’s ceremonial boat ride on the River Thames was first performed during the summer of 1717.&nbsp; Five years later, it was brought inside to London’s Stationers Hall. But whether the audience heard all or just part of the hour-long suite remains a mystery.</p><p>http://youtu.be/UcknsYVgdkM</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:48:15 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 6729 at http://wrti.org All About Handel's Water Music What Do You Know About Handel's Water Music? http://wrti.org/post/what-do-you-know-about-handels-water-music <p></p><p>George Frideric Handel was born in Germany in 1685, and moved to Britain as a young man. He spent&nbsp;his most productive years there, and became a naturalized British subject in his early 40s.&nbsp; His now-famous <em>Water Music </em>suites,<em> </em>commissioned for King George I for a ceremonial boat ride on the River Thames in London, were first performed during the summer of 1717.&nbsp;</p><p>Five years later, <em>Water Music</em> was brought inside to London’s Stationers' Hall. But whether the audience heard just a portion, or the entire hour-long work, remains a mystery. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston puts the well-known Baroque piece into perspective.</p><p>http://youtu.be/q27aV-IiQWo</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 6103 at http://wrti.org What Do You Know About Handel's Water Music?