Tue 14 April 2009, The Daily Telegraph

Do we really need to make a fuss about Handel's anniversary?

By Michael White
So here we are: 250 years since the death of Georg Frideric Handel (the exact date is today, April 14th). And I suppose it's a mark of my own descent into antiquity that it scarcely seems a decent interval since the last big Handel junket - which was 300 years since his birth.
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