George Frideric Handel Handel Edition

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall - George Frideric Handel: Water Music; Music for the Royal Fireworks (1993)

George Frideric Haendel: Water Music; Music for the Royal Fireworks (1993)
Le Concert des Nations; Jordi Savall, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Astree | # E 8512 | Time: 01:13:49

Jordi Savall's exemplary performance of Handel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks is among the finest available on disc: refined and precise, but very big, with blood-stirring grandeur. This is just the kind of extroverted, rousing presentation that best highlights the music's open-air ceremonial function. Savall's Le Concert des Nations is essentially a chamber orchestra with double or triple winds, but the sound he elicits from the group is majestic and surprisingly powerful. The playing is crisp and the rhythmic articulation bracing, but the sound is never brash. In fact, more often than not it is seductively sensual, a heady integration of precision and supple, shapely phrasing. Handel left no authoritative edition of the score of Water Music and it has traditionally been divided into three suites, but Savall reorders the material into two suites, a decision that makes more sense in terms of key relationships and that sounds entirely satisfying.
VA - The All-Baroque Box From Monteverdi To Bach: Limited Edition Box Set 50CDs (2012)

VA - The All-Baroque Box From Monteverdi To Bach: Limited Edition Box Set 50CDs (2012)
Baroque, Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 7,65 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2012

With The All-Baroque Box we realize one of our fondest dreams: harnessing the deep catalogue of Archiv Produktion (supplemented on occasion by Decca L oiseau lyre recordings) to create a comprehensive collection of great music from Monteverdi to Bach. The music ranges from huge Baroque (Missa Salisburgensis, Venetian polychoral, Charpentier Te Deum) to intimate Baroque (the Goldberg Variations, Bach cello suites, solo cantatas) overwhelming in its impact and emotional content.
Handel - Oratorios - Messiah, Saul (Rene Jacobs) (2008) [Re-Post]

Handel - Oratorios - Messiah, Saul (Rene Jacobs) (2008)
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC. Tracks+CUE+LOG | 4 CDs | Complete Scans | 1.43 GB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 2908280

Saul is one of Handel's largest oratorios; its rich orchestration includes trumpets, trombones, timpani, harp, and carillon. René Jacobs certainly wrests every drop of color from this luxurious array of instruments, particularly in the choruses, which are gloriously grand but also extremely exciting. In Nos. 20-24, where the populace (with maddening relentlessness) praises David above Saul to the incessant jangling of the carillon, it's easy to understand why the king objects to the unseemly revelry. Handel's music wonderfully suggests both the joyous celebration and seeds of jealousy being planted in Saul's mind. Similarly, Jacobs' careful choice of colors for the continuo part makes the famous "Dead March" far more solemn than it often sounds, an appropriate introduction to Handel's "Elegy on the death of Saul and Jonathan".
Marion Verbruggen, Ton Koopman, Jaap Ter Linden - George Frideric Handel: The Complete Sonatas for Recorder (1995)

George Frideric Handel: The Complete Sonatas for Recorder (1995)
Marion Verbruggen, recorder; Ton Koopman, harpsichord; Jaap Ter Linden, violoncello

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907151 | Time: 00:57:38

If only for his melodic genius, Handel would have been forever acknowledged as one of history's greatest composers. These delightful sonatas for recorder provide abundant evidence to support that claim, and Marion Verbruggen's warm, resonant recorder and brilliant flute prove the perfect partners for bringing these rarely heard pieces to life.