Pop Messiahs: Are Talent and Drive Sufficient?

By |2020-02-23T00:09:10-06:00April 20th, 2014|Categories: Culture, George Frideric Handel, Music, Opera, Stephen Masty|

We tend to look back at great talent and forget the ambition and business acumen that let artistry shine through the ages. Nobody should ignore George Frideric Handel’s (1685-1759) eye for the main chance. The young German kapelmeister was already on leave-of-absence in England when his boss Prince George, the Elector of Hanover, became King [...]