Handel [Händel, Hendel], George Frideric (opera) [ Georg Friedrich ]
- Anthony Hicks
(b Halle, Feb 23, 1685; d London, April 14, 1759). English composer of German birth. Though he was widely acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of his age, his reputation from his death to the early 20th century rested largely on the popularity of a small number of orchestral works and oratorios, ...