Couldn’t Handel His Food and Drink

Category : Blog Archive Apr 4th, 2009

Was George Frideric Handel a binge eater and an alcoholic? New evidence is uncovered by David Hunter, music librarian at the University of Texas, that Handel’s vices may have given him lead poisoning and eventually killed him.

This article in the Times (London) ends with blurbs about other composers who were killed in intriguing ways. (I can’t believe they left out Lully.)

H/T: A&L