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George Frederick Handel:

Music by Royalty and Nobility

Handel wrote his Water Music for the King of England. Lots of aristocrats hired composers to write music for them. But some kings and nobles wrote music themselves, including King Henry VIII; Alfonso X; Frederick the Great and others.

Music heard in this episode:

Henry VIII: Rose Without a Thorn
Ivan the Terrible: Kuimi pokhvalienui mi
Alfonso X: Muito Domostrata
Oswald von Wolkenstein: Wes mich mein bül
Frederick the Great: Concerto in G
Archduke Rudolph: Variations in F
Hildegaard von Bingen: O Virga ac Diadema
Wassenaer: Concerto

Learn more about George Frederick Handel

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This Week's Quiz

Handel's Water Music was written for

 the King of England

 a duke in Germany

 a French count

 a Spanish nobleman

What instrument did Frederick the Great of Prussia play?

 piano

 violin

 oboe

 flute

Hildegard von Bingen wrote music but was also a

 teacher

 nun

 princess

 cook

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

George Frederick Handel:

Music by Royalty and Nobility

Handel wrote his Water Music for the King of England. Lots of aristocrats hired composers to write music for them. But some kings and nobles wrote music themselves, including King Henry VIII; Alfonso X; Frederick the Great and others.

Music heard in this episode:

Henry VIII: Rose Without a Thorn
Ivan the Terrible: Kuimi pokhvalienui mi
Alfonso X: Muito Domostrata
Oswald von Wolkenstein: Wes mich mein bül
Frederick the Great: Concerto in G
Archduke Rudolph: Variations in F
Hildegaard von Bingen: O Virga ac Diadema
Wassenaer: Concerto

Learn more about George Frederick Handel

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Handel's Water Music was written for

 the King of England

 a duke in Germany

 a French count

 a Spanish nobleman

What instrument did Frederick the Great of Prussia play?

 piano

 violin

 oboe

 flute

Hildegard von Bingen wrote music but was also a

 teacher

 nun

 princess

 cook

 

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