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Handel's Financial Comeback

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by Ellen Harris


When 18th century composer George Frideric Handel wrote his timeless "Messiah" oratorio, he not only penned a classic holiday composition, he also established a foundation for a new business approach to opera. Paul Solman reports. Features Ellen Harris, MIT Professor of Music Emeritus. 

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Multimedia: Harris talk and performance
Voice and Desire in Handel's Chamber Cantatas