12 OCTOBER 1934, Page 19


[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.]

SIR,-May we use your columns for the following letter

The City of Halle (Central Germany) is preparing to celebrate in 1935 the 250th anniversary of the birth of her great son, the composer, G. F. Handel. As we Germans realize that it was England where this son of Halle found his second home we are collecting material concerning Handers life in England. We should greatly appreciate if the English publicity would kindly help us to discover Handel relics and facts of his life which are so far little known both in England and Germany. Would readers who possess portraits, letters, MSS. of Handel or who can give any interest- ing information on his life in England kindly communicate with Dr. Liebenam, Deutsch-Englischer Kulturaustausch (Anglo-German Cultural Exchange), Halle/Saale, Universitats-