24. June 2011 · 3 comments · Categories: Quotes

Public Domain Portrait by Balthasar Denner from Wikimedia Commons

I wrote like the devil in those days, and chiefly for the oboe, which was my favorite instrument.


(A Handel fan brought the composer some of Handel’s own works, written when he was ten, and Handel’s response was the above. Or so they say.)


  1. Well I HAVE TO share this on facebook!!!!

  2. Absolutely! 🙂

  3. Francisco Luís Vieira


    Double Reed Ensemble, Portugal