Handel With Care

A Pictorial Biography of the Great Composer
by Lewis J. Hardee, Jr.

8.5" x 11", Hardcover, 270 pages.
Richly illustrated with over 200 images, most in color.
ISBN: 978-0-9834175-4-5

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“In Handel With Care, Lewis J. Hardee, Jr. tells a compelling story of a complex man: a composer of genius who was also a shrewd entrepreneur, a gourmand was also deeply spiritual, irascible in his dealings with temperamental sopranos yet infinitely kind in his support of musicians who fell on hard times. Researched with care and written with love, this book offers a portrait of Handel in lucid prose and apposite, eloquent pictures which combine to transport the reader to 18th-century Europe….

“No other book in my collection contains such a pleasurable marriage of text and illustration as this one….

“Handel With Care is a feast of a book that the composer himself would surely have relished.”

Catherine Bott
London. English soprano, broadcaster, authority and virtuoso of early music. Fellow of the Guildhall School and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

“It’s a beautiful volume, and we will be glad to add it to our music library. I was particularly pleased to see the Remembrance of several legendary UNC music faculty. Your book is a wonderful tribute to them.”

Mark Katz, PhD.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Music UNC Chapel Hill

“Quite an impressive accomplishment.”

Dr. Norman R. Smith
President, Dowling College Long Island, New York

"The copy of your book arrived safely. Thank you so much and congratulations!"

Dr. Kostanze Musketta
Händel Haus Museum,
Halle, Germany

Lewis passed away July 7, 2018.
He was a wonderful friend, scholar and mentor and will be greatly missed.

Obituary in the State Port Pilot


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