torsdag 31 december 2009

Handel voted BBC Composer of the Year




I was pleased that Handel won the vote for BBC Composer of the Year. This was a difficult choice, the others being Purcell, Haydn and Mendelsson.

Most mornings when I am in Brighton, I am down at the seafront at dawn. Sometimes the sea is rough and the sky an angry red, presaging a stormy day. The scene is operatic. Scene Two of some Handel opera, in fact.

I have put a selection of Handel operas on my iPod, which are perfect for a long train journey.

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