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Munich Gets A Handel on Two Baroque Operas For much of the 20th century, the baroque operas of Georg Frideric Handel were neglected or even forgotten. Only his "Largo" from the opera Xerxes - often played in public ceremonies - suggested that the genius of The Messiah and composer of impressive religious oratorios might still have something worth hearing in his operas. In the 1920s, in the German university town of Gottingen, Professor Oskar Hagen - Uta Hagen's father - began reviving Handel

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