23–24 November 2002
King’s College, London
The places where Handel lived and worked – and his relation to them – was the theme of the fifth Handel Institute conference. The event opened with an address on ‘Composers and Cities’ by Stanley Sadie (editor of The New Grove), who with his wife Julie Anne was compiling a guide to European composer houses and museums (published in 2005 as Calling on the Composer). Wolfgang Ruf read a paper on ‘Halle in 1680–1700’, and John Greenacombe offered a contribution on ‘Handel in Barn Elms’.