The celebrated conductor and biographer talks about Handel in London: the Making of a Genius, a fascinating, lucid and accessible account of the composer’s remarkable career commencing with his arrival in the British capital from Hanover in 1712 as a 27-year-old self-taught musician. Through his remarkable talent and a fine grasp of the sometimes shady and often sly politics of the British court, the German would remain at the heart of London’s cultural scene for the next four decades, producing music that would resound through the centuries.

Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson

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