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.

-Handel

(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.)

3 Comments

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

  2. Absolutely! 🙂

  3. Francisco Luís Vieira

    http://www.youtube.com/palhetasduplas

    Double Reed Ensemble, Portugal