Preface to Handel's "Suites de pieces pour le Clavecin" #OTD
Thursday, 14th November 1720
On this day in 1720, George Frideric Handel wrote the following to preface his edition of his "Suites de pieces pour le Clavecin":
"I have been obliged to publish Some of the following Lessons, because Surrepticious and incorrect Copies of them had got Abroad. I have added several new ones to make the Work more usefull, which if it meets with a favourable Reception; I will Still proceed to publish more, reckoning it my duty, with my Small Talent, to serve a Nation from which I have receiv'd so Generous a Protection."