January 21, 2019


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“Harmonious Blacksmith” is the popular name for the last movement of a keyboard suite by Handel. The nickname didn’t come from the composer himself, but it certainly stuck. It even shows up in the novel “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens. In it, Herbert Pocket gives Pip the nickname ‘Handel’ because “We are so harmonious – and you have been a blacksmith.” Which pianist played Handel’s “Harmonious Blacksmith” on the Morning Program today?