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George Frideric Handel, one of the Baroque era's greatest composers, led a passionate, eventful and occasionally tragic life - but how much do you really know? Our handy facts gallery will shed some light on the great composer's life.
During the first London performance of Handel's Messiah, King George II stood up as soon as the Hallelujah chorus kicked in - unsurprisingly, it became de rigeur after that.
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