Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would still love to do more handel. I think handel was a fantastic composer. I did lots of Vivaldi, but it's also important to do the music of handel, one of the greatest composers of the 18th century.
— Cecilia Bartoli