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Handel was born in Germany in the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti. Handel decided to settle permanently in England In 1712.
Handel is today, with Bach, a symbol of the Baroque period. He was famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos, strongly influenced by the composers of the Italian Baroque and the German tradition.
Baroque style is originally from Italy, mainly in cities of Rome, Venice, Mantua and Florence between 16th and 17th century. It was affected the whole of Europe.
Its many decorations, its dramatic tensions and sometimes pompous exuberance was extended up to music and inspire sculpture, painting, literature and architecture.
The term "Baroque" may still be used, usually pejoratively, it signify something which have excessive ornamentation or complexity.