The Alchemist, HWV 43 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Editor Samuel Arnold (1740-1802)
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Publisher. Info. [London?]: Unidentified publisher, n.d.(ca.1790). Plate 64
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Work Title The Alchemist, HWV 43
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Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 43
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1707-10
First Performance. 1710-01-14
First Publication. 1790 ca.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2 oboes, 2 violins, continuo


Misc. Comments

  • Grove Music's entry is "(for Ben Jonson's play) . . . 9 items, nos.1, 3–9 from ov. to Rodrigo, no.2 (‘Prelude’) probably not by Handel, pubd Walsh (London, 1710), attrib. ‘an Italian master’". This would make the Walsh 1710 edition the first edition, though the 1790 edition above might well be the first edition in Handel's own name.