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The Birth of British Music

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2/4. George Frideric Handel : the Conquering Hero. Charles Hazlewood assesses the legacy of the German-born composer who made his home in Britain, becoming an enduring national icon whose Zadok the Priest was heard by millions across the world when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953. Handel's popularity during his lifetime was such that he was buried at Westminster Abbey, but the sumptuous productions associated with him were parodied in John Gay 's The Beggar's Opera (which is re-created here with the help of Phill Jupitus ). Director Andy King-Dabbs ; Series producer Helen Mansfield
Showing in HD on the BBC HD channel on Monday at 8pm A performance of Handel's Acis and Galatea is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC4

Contributors

Unknown: George Frideric Handel
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: John Gay
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Director: Andy King-Dabbs
Producer: Helen Mansfield

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The Birth of British Music

BBC Two England, 16 May 2009 20.20






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