Handel’s hidden history

Handel’s hidden history
Eibhear Walshe: ‘One of my questions was: was Handel hiding his sexuality?’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

The private life of the master of Baroque, Georg Fredrich Handel, remains a mystery – one Eibhear Walshe explores in his latest novel

‘Messiah is my favourite piece of music. I love it, I worship it. But in all the accounts of Handel’s life, there is no account of him having a private life, and in this day and age, you’re wondering why.”

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