george frideric handel composed operas, oratoios, and instramentals
George F. Handel was born on Feb. 23, 1685 in Halle,Germany. His parents were George and Dorothea Handel. Handel loved to study music since he was a young boy. His father did not approve of him studying music he didn't think he would get a realistic source of income. On the other hand his mother was very supportive, and thought he has a talent. With his mom's cooperation he began practicing in secret from his father.
As a young boy Handel had the opportunity to play an organ for the duke’s court in Weissenfels. There is where he met composer and organist Frideric Wilhelm Zachow. Zachow saw that Handel had potential, so he took him under his wing and allowed him to become one of this students. At age 10 Handel had mastered composing organ, violin, and oboe.