300 Years Of Handel’S ‘Water Music’, With A Splash Of Politics

300 Years Of Handel’s ‘Water Music’, With A Splash Of Politicstoggle caption Getty/Bettmann ArchiveSo what do you do if you’re a recently crowned Head of State and you’re already facing opposition—even from within your own family?
“YouTubeHandel’s hour-long Water Music comes in three suites of tunes – an ingenious blend of popular styles of the day.
“McGegan is marking the 300th anniversary of Water Music by conducting the piece at a dry dock in Hull, England later this week.
The King’s boating blowout gave birth to a smash hit – Water Music, composed by George Frideric Handel for his majesty’s royal ride up the Thames.
In July, 1717, King George I of England was feeling heat from an opposing political faction gathering around his son, the Prince of Wales.

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