Piano Music - Georg Friedrich Handel

Georg Friedrich Handel


1685 - 1759
Georg Friedrich Handel was a German-British Baroque composer.



📖 "Learn all there is to learn, and then choose your own path."


📖 "I should be sorry, my Lord, if I have only succeeded in entertaining them; I wish to make them better."
To Lord Kinnoull after the first London performance of Messiah


📖 "What a wonderful thing it is to be sure of one's faith! How wonderful to be a member of the evangelical church, which preaches the free grace of God through Christ as the hope of sinners! If we were to rely on our works-my God, what would become of us?"


📖 "I did think I did see all Heaven before me, and the great God Himself."
In words to his servant, who found Handel alone and weeping, after completing Part II of Messiah with the 'Hallelujah Chorus.'

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Explore Recordings of Georg Handel's Music


Complete (16) Keyboard Suites (Century’s recording)
Eric Heidsieck, piano




Editions of Georg Friedrich Handel's Keyboard Works / Piano Music


A Third Set of Lessons for the Harpsichord, ed. S. Arnold (London, c1793) [vols.cxxx–cxxxi of Arnold edn] [A]

Pieces for the Harpsichord, ed. W.B. Squire and J.A. Fuller Maitland (London, 1928) [B]

Unbekannte Meisterwerke der Klaviermusik, ed. W. Danckert (Kassel, 1930) [D]

The Young Pianist’s Händel, i, ed. M. Aldridge (London, 1969) [P]

Pieces à un & deux clavecins (Amsterdam, Roger, ?1721) [based on pre-1720 sources] [Roger]

Suites de pieces pour le clavecin, i (London, 1720) [partly new, partly earlier material]; HG ii, 1–60; HHA iv/1 [1720]

Prelude et chaconne avec LXII variations, op.1 (Amsterdam, ?1732) [1732¹]

Sonata pour le clavecin, op.2 (Amsterdam, ?1732) [1732²]

Capriccio pour le clavecin, op.3 (Amsterdam, ?1732) [1732³]

Preludio et allegro pour le clavecin, op.4 (Amsterdam, ?1732) [17324]

Fantasie pour le clavecin, op.5 (Amsterdam, ?1732) [17325]

Suites de pieces pour le clavecin, ii (London, 1733) [?unauthorized print of material from Roger excluded from 1720, and other items]; HG ii, 63–122; HHA iv/5 [1733]

Six Fugues or Voluntarys, op.3 (London, 1735); HG ii, 161–74; HHA iv/6, 1–23 [1735] (nos. 264, 231, 37, 27, 17, 83)





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