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Handel's Last Chance (1996)

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A Dublin street kid is selected as a choirboy for Handel's first performance of The Messiah. His friendship helps deliver the composer from a temporary lack of self esteem and restores his great glory.

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Leon Pownall ...
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Jamie O'Flaherty
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Jonathan Swift
Seana McKenna ...
Mary Margaret O'Flaherty
Cody Jones ...
Wee Hugh Brannigan
Steven Miller ...
Toby Binton
Jennifer Rockett ...
Miss Abbott
Alegra Calder ...
Miss Cibber
Jan Nemejovský ...
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Marek Tapák ...
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Ladislav Kerata ...
Landlord
Herbert Moulton ...
Vendor
Peter Bzdúch ...
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Jakub Mrva ...
Toby's Friend
Jakub Gogál ...
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A Dublin street kid is selected as a choirboy for Handel's first performance of The Messiah. His friendship helps deliver the composer from a temporary lack of self esteem and restores his great glory.

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Handel's Last Chance is one of six episodes comprising "The Composers' Specials" series produced by Devine Entertainment, Ltd. with Alef Studio, Ltd. in 1994 and 1995 and premiering in the U.S. at three month intervals on HBO from September, 1995, to December, 1996. Bizet's Dream premiered 9/6/1995, Bach's Fight for Freedom premiered December, 1995, Liszt's Rhapsody premiered 3/1/1996, Strauss: the King of 3/4 Time premiered 6/3/1996, Rossini's Ghost premiered September, 1996, and Handel's Last Chance premiered 12/10/1996. See more »

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A more entertaining Composer's series video
28 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

GF Handel hit a speed-bump in his career and needed some new material quick. In 'Handel's' last chance, GF Handel is in the midst of creating his latest Oratorio (a play or story set only to music with no costumes or scenery), "The Messiah". Along the way he interacts with a troubled young boy with a miraculous voice. Handel encourages the boy to be brave and face the new challenges with courage. Although, similar to other videos in this series, there is no record of Handel Specifically meeting up with a young boy in Dublin to help him put on the first performance of "The Messiah", but again, we need to focus on th idea that this series is geared toward educating 10-14 year-ODs about classical music and composers. The story, however inaccurate it may be, is a great tool to get students to hear the music of Handel and learn about his contributions to baroque music.


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