Many people consider Handel’s Messiah to be the greatest music ever written. Yet it nearly was never composed. Handel had a volcanic temper and was almost killed in a duel when he was a teenager.

  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane
  • Series: Masters of Music
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Age Level: 8-13
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Very highly recommended for both school and community library collections. Showcases the lives of three composers, each of whom was hugely popular in his lifetimes and were to prove influential upon succeeding generations of music makers. Combining music, history, and culture with biographical information. (Children’s Bookwatch)