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Donald Burrows

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199737369

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.001.0001

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The ‘Academy’ Years, 1720–32

The ‘Academy’ Years, 1720–32

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(p.130) Chapter Six The ‘Academy’ Years, 1720–32
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Handel
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Donald Burrows

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0006

This chapter describes George Frideric Handel's association with the Royal Academy of Music as Master of the orchestra. Under the perpetual governorship of the Lord Chamberlain, Handel's first order of business was to gather known opera singers from mainland Europe and encourage them to produce opera at the Academy. His perseverance bore fruit as he was able to get the castrato Senesino, the sopranos Durastante and Salvai, castrato Berselli, tenor Guicciardi, and the bass Boschi. The chapter then discusses Handel's first opera at the academy, Radamisto, which was to mark the reunion of the patronage base of King George I. Handel's life during the following years was controlled by the routine of the opera seasons, which started a rivalry with Giovanni Bononcini. One notable event during this period was Handel's naturalisation to British citizenship signed by the King in 1727.

Keywords:   George Frideric Handel, Royal Academy of Music, Master of the orchestra, Lord Chamberlain, Radamisto, Giovanni Bononcini, naturalisation, citizenship

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