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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

composer

Handel/The Man

Unlike Mozart who was born into music, George Frideric Handel was born into a family that weren’t fussed about it at all.  His father, a barber surgeon who wanted him to study law, forbade him from playing music.  Unperturbed, Handel snuck a clavichord (a sort of early keyboard) upstairs to the top room in the house and would play it up there whenever his family were asleep.

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