|Tour meets at Westminster Tube (Exit 4)|
|Guided by Adam|
|8th August 2021 – 7.00pm (1900)||✅|
|Selected Themes, Artists, Periods & Genres|
|Handel’s music + 18th century society, 18th century architecture, music history|
What does English history sound like?
Well the last 300 years has sounded like the music of George Frideric Handel – the composer who has soundtracked every coronation since that of King George II in 1727.
We’ll look at 18th Century London, consider Handel’s rivals and look at the contemporaneous European music scene. The drama of the divas Bordoni and Cuzzoni will certainly add a few fireworks… we’ll chart the rise and fall of his opera company, take a trip to Chelsea on the river and visit his famous Brook Street residence.
The tour ends at the famous Handel & Hendrix House museum…