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Handel Controversy at Edinburgh Festival

Posted at 10:48 AM on July 14, 2009 by Gillian Martin (1 Comments)
Filed under: In the media

One might expect some experimental new piece of music to cause controversy among audience members. But at this year's Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland, a 262-year-old Handel oratorio has some Festival regulars "quite disturbed."

It's not the content but the context of the piece that they're angry about. Find out why here.


Comments (1)

I love Handel, I admire the Scotts, but one must "Get on with it".

Posted by Owen J. Schmidt | July 14, 2009 4:26 PM