America's Messiah

Linton, Michael
December 1997
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1997, Issue 78, p17
Focuses on the popularity of the classical oratorio "Messiah," by George Frideric Handel, and its relevance to the music culture in the U.S. Analysis of the reason behind the popularity and significance of Handel's music; Information on a movement among musicologists who intended to demerit Handel's Christianity; Influence of Handel's reputation on the public's attitude toward his music.


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