Bound for the bilingual (English, German) junior and lover of the grand Baroque music, this book presents the pivotal times of a man who made his point. Every year across the world, the Messiah is performed for Christmas and Easter. Played in reprise, the First Part opening Mezzo softens any heart. Over the climax, when the chorus commences to Hallelujah and Handel's music thunders, traditionally the whole audience rises to their feet. That's a moving moment. This tradition was conceived in times of King George I. When the King first heard the oratorio, he rose and everyone else followed. And the main reason of this glory was Handel's sturdy character and passion. With that very passion, he made the King of England rise and revere.
Naira Roland Matevosyan is an MD, PhD and lives in Atlanta, GA.