G F Handel (1685-1759) was a German-born British composer and organist who spent his life working in London. He is credited with popularising opera in Britain, both importing Italian works, and composing his own. Giulio Cesare was composed in 1723-4 and first performed at the King's Theatre, Haymarket, London in February 1724. It remains today one of the most popular of Handel's Italian language operas, enjoyed for its many gorgeous melodies, inspired orchestration and exciting plot.
Musicians, scholars and music lovers will welcome this handsome reprint of the full score of Giulio Cesare, reproduced complete and unabridged from the definitive Deutsche Handelgesellschaft edition.