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Handel Yearbook

The Handel Yearbook is the scholarly publication of the George Frideric Handel Society. It regularly publishes the papers of the International Scholarly Conferences, which are held annually as part of the Handel Festival in Halle and in cooperation with the Handel House Foundation. In addition, the Yearbook offers the report of the President of the George Frideric Handel Society, the text of the public festival lecture, integral part of the Handel festival calendar, statistics on staged performances of works by Handel, and an overview of new publications on the subject of Handel.

The Handel Yearbook has been published in this form since 1955. Between 1928 and 1933 there was already a series of six volumes of the Handel Yearbook, edited by Rudolf Steglich on behalf of the Handel Society. This association was founded in 1925 and dissolved in 1935. It considered itself the successor of the German Handel Society, which had already been initiated in 1856 by Chrysander and Gervinus in view of the jubilee year 1859.

The Handel Yearbook has been published by Bärenreiter since the 1996/1997 volume. It can be purchased online and in bookshops; members of the George Frideric Handel Society regularly receive the Handel Yearbook as a free membership gift. Since the 2020 volume, there is also an edition of the yearbook as an e-book (pdf) in addition to the printed version.

Handel Yearbook 2021

The Handel Yearbook 2021 has recently been published in print and is now also available as an e-book. We would like to thank all the scholars who submitted their articles for the Handel Yearbook even after the cancellation of the Handel Festival and the Scholarly Conference in summer 2020 due to the pandemic.

The subject of the planned International Scholarly Conference was “Handel’s Pictures”. “The subject matter is open to many aspects – images from his collection of paintings and images he saw at his various places of activity, visual impressions that inspired him in his creative work. It is interesting to see how visual artists saw him and what points of view were taken into account when creating their Handel paintings and sculptures. On the other hand, there is the reflection on the musical images of the composer, famous for his musical painting, which he created with his compositions. We now have a volume that focuses mainly on illustrations of Handel himself and Handel’s musical painting. We hope that next year some of the articles originally promised will be following, broadening the scope.” (Preliminary note)

E-books for download

Händel-Jahrbuch 2021
Händel-Jahrbuch 2020

This download area is only for use by members of the George Frideric Handel Society. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the office gesellschaft[at]haendel.de.

Complete index and tables of contents

Register 1928 bis 2009 [248KB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2010 [2.6MB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2011 [27KB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2012 [871KB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2013 [448KB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2014 [1.4MB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2015 [1.4MB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2016 [598KB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2017 [541KB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2018 [1MB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2019 [597KB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2020 [36KB/pdf]
Inhaltsverzeichnis 2021 [671KB/pdf]