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dc.contributor.advisorMacPherson, William
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Nina M
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-21T12:36:58Z
dc.date.available2009-05-21T12:36:58Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifierW Thesis 1308
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11040/8396
dc.descriptionv, 88 leaves : ill. (restricted access)
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliography: leaves 84-88
dc.descriptionRestricted access.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores George Frideric Handel’s practice of musical borrowing, and the reasons for which Handel and his compositional approach have received such negative attention over the last three centuries. In considering the gradual association of imitation with plagiarism in eighteenth-century England, and Handel’s contentious position as an unprecedentedly popular, yet non-native figure of English national identity, it is found that the confluence of these two circumstances is responsible for the vast body of literature concerning Handel’s borrowing.en
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction. Handel and musical borrowing -- Chapter 1. Handel’s borrowing : the art of transformative imitation -- Chapter 2. Shifting values : imitation, originality, plagiarism and genius -- Chapter 3. Handel’s arrival in England and three important compositions -- Chapter 4. From Italian opera to English oratorio : bypassing the English opera -- Chapter 5. Handel the English composer : achieving fame and national significance -- Chapter 6. Handel as national treasure or national embarrassment
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWheaton College ; Norton, Mass.
dc.subjectHandel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
dc.subjectComposition (Music)
dc.subjectPlagiarism in music
dc.subjectMusic
dc.subjectAllusions in music
dc.subjectMusical borrowing
dc.subjectTransformative imitation
dc.subjectUndergraduate research
dc.subjectUndergraduate thesis
dc.subjectCollege publications
dc.subject.lcshCriticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshHistory and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh18th century
dc.titleHandel's notoriety as a borrower : plagiarism and English national identityen
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