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...and continuing long into the future...
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...and continuing long into the future...
... a future where THIS rules over THAT!
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How can we be silent on the 250th Anniversary of :

George Frideric Handel's death?

Morning Edition, April 14, 2009 - One of the giants of Western music died 250 years ago Tuesday. George Frideric Handel, for his time, lived a good, long life. He was 74.

Handel has been called the first classical music superstar. His operas, oratorios and instrumental music were the toast of London for more than 30 years. And over the past two and a half centuries, interest in Handel has never waned not for audiences or for musicians like Nicholas McGegan, who conducts Handel's music throughout the world and directs the International Handel Festival in Gottingen, Germany.

"Handel obviously writes wonderful melodies memorable, singable tunes," McGegan says. "He also writes incredibly grand music, grander than almost anybody else's. And in the operas and oratorios, he has a great insight into human emotions of all kinds, from deepest despair to the highest joy. He really is a poet of the human heart, through music."

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or is it the anniversary of the laying of the 29,564,398 brick in Rome?
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or is it the anniversary of the laying of the 29,564,398 brick in Rome?
All my life I have been wrong I always thought they laid
29,564,399 bricks in Rome! I'm simply devastated at this news!!
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How do you know how many were laid? (He said with a grin)
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Oddly enough, it is also some thing of a tribute to the EU- whether they had this in mind at start I do not know- I can listen in Italian, read in French and still get it in to a thick Saxon skull.
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