George Frideric Handel
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759) was a German composer. He spent most of his adult life in England, becoming a subject of the British crown on 22 January 1727. Strongly influenced by the techniques of the great composers of the Italian Baroque and the English composer Henry Purcell, his music was known to many significant composers who came after him, including Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
His "Largo" was the first piece of recorded music broadcast on radio.