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Published: 23 February 2012

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780199279289

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Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti

Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Deborah W. Rooke

  • Combines biblical and Handelian studies to bring a biblical specialist's understanding to bear on the detailed text of the libretti
  • Sets the understanding of the libretti in their eighteenth-century theological context
  • Gives detailed studies of the biblical and other source texts for ten of the libretti, showing the points of correspondence and difference between the various treatments of the same stories