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Handel's Bestiary Hardcover – 1 Aug 2011

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: WILLIAM HEINEMANN - TRADE; 1 edition (1 August 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0434021520
  • ISBN-13: 978-0434021529
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 2 x 18.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
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International Praise for "Handel's Bestiary" "A wonderful book. A compendium colorfully illustrated by Michael Sowa, to be enjoyed not only by musical connoisseurs." --"Der Spiegel" (Germany) "What Leon tells us is a real joy, and many of the details are unfamiliar. If as you read you listen to the music by Il Complesso Barocco that accompanies it, you are in for a sensual treat - and one which will also broaden your horizons." --"Stern" (Germany) "The book, wittily illustrated by Michael Sowa, is accompanied by a CD of arias recorded by Il Complesso Barocco. A real tour de force!" --"News" (Austria) "As an expert on medieval bestiaries - moral lessons and fables about animals - she cleverly describes how Handel portrays specific characteristics of these animals in his music. Naturally a CD with all twelve animal arias is included - musical fun, with enchanting pictures by the German painter and illustrator Michael Sowa." --"Hamburger Abendblatt" (Germany)

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A charming book exploring acclaimed novelist Donna Leon's love of Handel and her expertise in medieval bestiaries

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