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Julius Cæsar

An Opera Compos'd by G. Frederick Handel of London, Gent.

London, Cluer, 1724

* M 1505.H13.G5

First performed on February 20, 1724, Giulio Cesare proved to be one of Handel's most famous works of opera seria. Cluer first advertised the publication of the full score in the London Journal on June 6, 1724, which noted the edition as "curiously engrav'd on Copper Plates Corrected and Figur'd by Mr. Handel's own Hands; therefore beware of incorrect pirated Editions done on large Pewter Plates." Pirated editions even Handel's day were an incessant annoyance to the composer.

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