George Frideric Handel Handel Edition

George Frideric Handel - Handel Edition: Box Set 65CDs (2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 29, 2015
George Frideric Handel - Handel Edition: Box Set 65CDs (2015)

George Frideric Handel - Handel Edition: Box Set 65CDs (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10,07 Gb | Booklet 10 Mb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2015

Brilliant Classics continues its famous Composer Edition series with one of the giants of the Baroque, George Frideric Handel, the celebrated German who settled in London. Having absorbed the German and Italian styles of his time he formed his own distinctive musical language, which, while following the current fashions and audience preferences, retained his own deep humanity and inner power.
Nicholas McGegan, Pal Nemeth, Capella Savaria - Handel: Terpsicore, Alcina (orchestral parts), Ariodante (ballet music) (1993)

Nicholas McGegan, Pál Németh, Capella Savaria - Handel: Terpsicore, Alcina (orchestral parts), Ariodante (ballet music) (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 61:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD31193 | Recorded: 1993

Terpsicore (HWV)(8b) is a prologue in the form of an opéra-ballet by George Frideric Handel. Handel composed it in 1734 for a revision of his opera Il pastor fido which had first been presented in 1712. The revision of Il pastor fido with Terpsicore as the prologue was first performed on 9 November 1734 at Covent Garden theatre in London, opening Handel's first season in that newly built theatre. Terpsicore mixes dance along with solo and choral singing and was patterned after models in French operas, a particular source being Les festes grecques et romaines by Louis Fuzelier and Colin de Blamont, first presented in Paris in 1723. The work featured the celebrated French dancer Marie Sallé as well as stars of Handel's Italian operas and was a success with audiences of the day.
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Messiah (1992)

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Messiah (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:30 + 71:05 + 44:37 | 885 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 907050/52

McGegan's recording is of considerable documentary interest in that a separate section at the conclusion of each of the three parts of Messiah - there are three discs accordingly - is reserved for the many alternative versions of arias, accompanied recitatives and choruses which Handel himself used or at least approved in performances during the 1740s and 1750s. In this way, the booklet explains, the listener can select which version of the work he/she wants to listen to at any given time. About six versions are possible from the 18 alternative tracks provided on the three CDs. By following a table printed in the back of the booklet (a few minutes' mental gymnastics are initially required) you can programme your CD player to replace particular arias with others.
The English Concert, Trevor Pinnok - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 5-8 (1982)

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnok - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 5-8 (1982)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:35 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 410898

Handel's Concerti Grossi opus 6 must surely be ranked as some of the greatest orchestral music ever composed. Probably penned in or around 1739, the pieces were developed to serve as orchestral "interludes" for other operatic or oratorio performances. To listen to them, however, is to tempt us not believe that this could possibly be the case: the Concerti Grossi opus 6 works are without doubt among the pinnacle of Baroque composition. After listening to these, we are left with a distinct sadness that Handel did not turn his attention more to this genre, as his masterful treatment in the opus 6 shows us his true genius.
Handel - Orlando (2013) (Pacific Baroque Orchestra, A. Weimann)

Handel - Orlando (2013) (Pacific Baroque Orchestra, A. Weimann)
Opera | 3cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
ATMA, ACD2 2678 | rec: 2012 | 680Mb

The complete version of Orlando, considered to be one of Handel’s most successful operas, is presented for the first time on a Canadian label. Singing the title role is the English countertenor Owen Willetts, a rising figure on the international scene. He is joined by the American soprano Amanda Forsythe, and several of the finest Canadian singers: Karina Gauvin, Allyson McHardy, and Nathan Berg.
Handel - Alcina (S.Piau / C.Rousset - P.Audi)  2015 [HDTV 1080i]

Handel - Alcina (S.Piau / C.Rousset - P.Audi) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 8.0 mbps, 25 fps | MP2 256 kbps, 2 ch | 3:10 | 9.9 GB
Classical, Opera | Mezzo live HD | HDTV->TS

Like Handel’s Orlando (1732) and Ariodante (1734), Alcina derives from the narrative material in Ariosto’s Orlando furioso. The story of the sorceress Alcina, an initially hedonistic, manipulative woman who later finds herself a victim of love, fits into the genre of the ‘magical opera’ with numerous magical elements, but Handel achieved considerable emotional authenticity in his characterisations. This makes Alcina one of the most deeply felt and multifaceted operas. ‘You may despise what you like ; but you cannot contradict Handel,’ said the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. As in Tamerlano, Pierre Audi based this production on the stage at the baroque theatre at Drottningholm, for which he originally developed the directing concept. The set, designed by Patrick Kinmonth, is based on the principles of perspective, with wings in the form of painted panels. The result is marvellous modern musical theatre in a historizing frame.
Handel - Al Ayre Espanol - Handel's Memories: A selection from Grand Concertos op. 6 (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

George Frideric Handel - Handel's Memories: A selection from Grand Concertos op. 6
Al Ayre Espanol / Eduardo López Bazo
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 505 MB | Full Artwork: 59 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Challenge Classics # CC72548 | Country/Year: Europe 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…From this background material Handel made something completely new, with rich, unusual sound effects in the strings. Banzo's group Al Ayre Español, which does not at all restrict itself to Spanish music, catches this kind of unusual moment quite vividly. It's a specialist group of the best kind, the kind that aims at general audiences and puts across fairly arcane material by dint of sheer musicality. An ideal choice for those who want to get deeper into how Handel's London audiences heard his music.

Dorothea Craxton - Handel: Nine German Arias, Gloria (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 25, 2018
Dorothea Craxton - Handel: Nine German Arias, Gloria (2011)

Dorothea Craxton - Handel: Nine German Arias, Gloria (2011)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:52 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.572587

This album of Handel vocal selections should delight the listener with its clear, bell-like soprano and its period orchestra, its Handelian melismas and reverential songs to God. Soprano Dorothea Craxton sings with such a beautiful, creamy sound and smooth technique that one does not hear her breaths. However, this album disappoints for the sole reason that the recording quality is off-balance, often relegating Craxton to sound like a member of the ensemble as opposed to soloist (or being overpowered by one of the ensemble).
Gustav Leonhardt - Gustav Leonhardt Edition (2009) (21 CDs Box Set)

Gustav Leonhardt - Gustav Leonhardt Edition (2009) (21 CDs Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 21 CDs, 20:42:52 min | 2,8 Gb | Scans->9,25 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Gustav Leonhardt was one of the most important harpsichord and organ players in the world and a very well-known specialist in baroque music. Gustav Leonhardt -The Edition is a 15-CD retrospective containing a representative selection of his numerous recordings, including famous solo recordings such as the legendary Goldberg Variations and Bach's organ and harpsichord works. 6 CDs feature collaborations with his famous colleagues Sigiswald Kuijken, Frans Bruggen and Anner Bylsma, the Leonhardt-Consort and Harry van der Kamp.

The Lives of George Frideric Handel  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at April 13, 2018
The Lives of George Frideric Handel

The Lives of George Frideric Handel (Music in Britain, 1600-2000) by David Hunter
English | November 19, 2015 | ISBN: 1783270616 | EPUB | 536 pages | 25 MB