HANDEL, George Frideric, 1685-1759

Handel’s Will. Facsimiles and Commentary Edited by Donald Burrows









London, 2008. 25 x 35 cm, 34, 30 pp. The manuscript of Handel’s last will written on 1 June 1750, with the accompanying codicils signed by the composer in 1756, 1757, and 1759 is one of the most important items in the Gerald Coke Handel Collection. It is reproduced here for the first time in full color with commentary by Donald Burrows, Ellen T. Harris and Richard Crewdson, published on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death. Handel died a rich man with a net worth of about $3 million by today’s standards. This incredible document, together with its commentaries and translations of French and German parts of the will provide a fascinating glimpse into the successful career of the composer, his family and close associates. Bound with handsome paper boards, with reproduction of folio 1 of the will. $60



                   
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