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Decoding the music masterpieces: Handel’s Messiah oratorio, composed in just 24 days

The tradition of performing George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is as inseparable from festivities preceding Christmas as the oversweet carol arrangements oozing through loudspeakers at shopping centres.

It’s a tradition worth noticing, as the Messiah was originally composed as an Easter offering, first performed in Dublin on April 13, 1742.

  • Zoltan Szabo
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