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Handel: Interactions and Influences (2021)

Handel Institute Conference19–21 November 2021The Foundling Museum, London, WC1N 1AZ andBridewell Hall, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street,EC4Y 8EQ The theme of this conference is prompted by the tercentenary of the Royal Academy opera Muzio Scevola, composed jointly by Amadei, Bononcini and Handel. The aim is to focus on the relationships between Handel, other composers and his … Read more

Handel and his Music for Patrons (2018)

The 2018 Handel Institute Conference will take place over three days with 18 speakers from across Europe, the United States and Japan delivering papers on a range of topics associated with Handel and his Music for Patrons. Paper sessions will be held on Saturday 24, 10:00–17:00 and Sunday 25 November, 10:00–17:15 (registration open from 9.30) at the The Foundling Museum, 40 … Read more

Handel and his Eighteenth-Century Performers (2015)

Handel and his Eighteenth-Century Performers 21–22November 2015 The Foundling Museum, London 23 November 2015 The Open University, Camden, London Having already held a conference entitled ‘Performing Handel – Then and Now’, the Institute focused in 2015 on the performers of Handel’s music during the composer’s lifetime. Although the theme allowed for contributions on instrumentalists in … Read more

Handel at Court (2012)

24–25 November 2012 The Foundling Museum, London The idea for this, the ninth Handel Institute conference, was prompted by the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, but the theme was intended to embrace every aspect of Handel’s relations with all his patrons, not only royalty, and also with his colleagues and audiences. It was … Read more

Purcell, Handel and Literature (collaboration with the Purcell Society, the Open University and the University of London’s Institute of Musical Research) (2009)

20–21 November 2009 Senate House, University of London Institutes of Musical Research and English Studies;School of Advanced Study, University of London;Departments of Music and Literature, The Open University;The Handel Institute; The Purcell Society. This conference was one of the concluding events in the year marking the anniversaries of Henry Purcell’s birth (1658 or 1659) and … Read more

Commemorating Handel (2007)

24–25 November 2007 The Foundling Museum, London The theme of this conference was prompted by two anniversaries. The 150th anniversary of the first of the great Handel festivals at the Crystal Palace occurred in 2007, and the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death was to be remembered in 2009. (The Handel Institute itself was  20 years old … Read more

Performing Handel – Then and Now (2005)

26–27 November 2005 The Foundling Museum, London The performance of Handel’s music, in his day and ours, was the theme of the sixth Handel Institute conference, the first to be held at the Foundling Museum, home of the Gerald Coke Handel Collection. The music of Handel is a particularly complex and rewarding subject for such … Read more

Handel in Cities and Houses (2002)

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 … Read more

Great among the Nations (1999)

20–21 November 1999 King’s College, London Handel is regarded as one of the most ‘cosmopolitan’ composers of his period. As a young man he became familiar, in his home town of Halle, with German music for the Lutheran church and, in Hamburg, with opera based on both Italian and French styles of composition. In Italy … Read more

Handel and His Rivals (1996)

30 November and 1 December 1996 King’s College, London The theme of this third conference offered opportunities for papers on the competition and collaboration between Handel and other composers, performers and musical entrepreneurs in any of the various centres of his activity, especially Italy and England, but in the event most of the papers focused … Read more