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Handel's Messiah - episode 20

Mrs. Delany, the good friend

Another woman who played an important role in Handel’s life was Mary Delaney or Mary Pendarves. The reason for calling attention to her in this advent calendar is that she had been trying to convince Handel for a long time that if he would only go to Dublin, everything was going to be alright. And she spoke from experience. For both Handel, Cibber and Mary Pendarves Dublin became the city of fresh starts.
Music: Dunedin Consort ‘Handel’s Original Dublin Version 1742’