Handel and Homosexuality: Burlington House and Cannons Revisited

@article{Mcgeary2011HandelAH,
  title={Handel and Homosexuality: Burlington House and Cannons Revisited},
  author={T. Mcgeary},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Musical Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={136},
  pages={33 - 71}
}
  • T. Mcgeary
  • Published 2011
  • Art
  • Journal of the Royal Musical Association
It has been claimed that Burlington House and Cannons, the homes of the Earl of Burlington and the Duke of Chandos, were homosexual or homoerotic settings and that Handel's presence in these environments suggests that he was ‘gay’ or influenced the secular works he composed there. Examining in detail biographical information about John Gay, Alexander Pope and William Kent, eighteenth-century biographical accounts of Handel and insights from the history of sexuality, this article argues that… Expand
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