Title

From Giuseppe to Joseph: A Possible New Borrowing Source for the Music of Joseph and His Brethren

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Publication Title

Handel Yearbook 2018

Publisher

Bärenreiter

Publisher Location

Kassel , Germany

Volume

64

Abstract

This article examines the role of artistic borrowing in Handel’s oratorio Joseph and His Brethren. Through manuscript study, I suggest that Handel was aware of Antonio Caldara’s 1722 setting of the same text (in Italian), and that Caldara’s compositional choices in that work affected Handel’s own musical decisions.

Disciplines

Composition

Language

German


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