George Frideric Handel: Water Music

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.
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (2016)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 00:48:34
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902216

You might think that Handel's Water Music, HWV 348-350, arguably the most familiar piece of Baroque music (the Four Seasons of Vivaldi can give it a run for its money, but its popularity is more recent), has received every possible interpretation. And you would be wrong, as the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin have shown in this Harmonia Mundi release, precisely recorded in Berlin's Teldex studio. You get a steady parade of innovations here, marked overall by, but not in the least restricted to, blisteringly fast tempos that turn the horn-dominated movements into tests of virtuosity. Unexpected dynamic contrasts and the unusual rhythmic treatment of the "Overture" to the Suite No. 1 (sample track one) are other novelties, but this veteran group is not out for shock value. The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin operate without a conductor, and their coordination in these crisp prestos is worth the price of admission in itself. Their ability to act as one in really unusual shapings of each individual movement is remarkable, and the treacherous horn parts are near perfection in the hands of Erwin Wieringa and Miroslav Rovenský.

George Frideric Handel - Water Music / Fireworksmusic  Music

Posted by octron at March 1, 2008
George Frideric Handel - Water Music / Fireworksmusic

George Frideric Handel - Water Music / Fireworksmusic
Genre: Classical | Philips | 1982 | André Previn | 1 CD 37'51''
EAC CUE&FLAC | Cover + pdf-Booklet (ger, eng, fr) | 164 MB | Rapidshare
Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Handel - Water Music & Music For The Royal Fireworks (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9860}

Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Handel - Water Music & Music For The Royal Fireworks (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9860}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 412 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 76 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993, 2008 Alia Vox | AVSA 9860
Classical / Baroque / Orchestral

This is a reissue of a recording from 1993 (re-released a few years ago and deleted in 2003), recently remastered for SACD, and it really impresses with a renewed presence and impact, even on standard CD playback. As I said in my original review, Savall's reading "comes as close as these things can to placing us in the best seat in the house and treats us to a rare experience: the sensation of believing we're hearing a ruggedly familiar piece for the first time. Literally bursting with energy, scintillating strings, blazing horns, and incisive winds, and never boring even for one second, these performances give you Handel at his most exciting." If you have the earlier release, you probably don't need this one–unless you now own an SACD system–but it does deserve a place in every Handel collection, not only for the unsurpassed performances, but also for the effect of Savall's several decidedly "non-standard" tempos(!), and of course for the phenomenal sound, which now must have reached its ultimate realism in this format.

George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks (30CDs) [2009]  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Oct. 11, 2017
George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks (30CDs) [2009]

George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks (30CDs) [2009]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 8.56 Gb | Total time: 31:26:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1190

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death with this impressive box set. 30-CD box set of the composer's most celebrated works–including the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, The Messiah, concerti grossi and much more! Featuring conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, Mark Minkowski and others. Performances by the Gabrielli Players, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, English Baroque Soloists and others.
George Frideric Handel: The Masterworks (2009) (30 CD Box Set)

George Frideric Handel: The Masterworks (2009) (30 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 30 CDs, 31:26:48 min min | 4,25 Gb | Scans ->4,8 mb
Genre: Classical, Baroque / Label: Decca

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death with this impressive box set. 30-CD box set of the composer's most celebrated works–including the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, The Messiah, concerti grossi and much more! Featuring conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, Mark Minkowski and others. Performances by the Gabrielli Players, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, English Baroque Soloists and others.
George Frideric Handel: The Masterworks (2004) (40 CD Box Set)

George Frideric Handel: The Masterworks (2004) (40 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 40 CDs, 38:50:45 min | 5,21 Gb | Scans ->42 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

George Frederick Handel (1685-1759), one of the preeminent Baroque composers, was born in Germany, educated in Italy, and spent most of his career in England, making him one of the first genuinely cosmopolitan composers noted, for the elegance, sophistication, and tunefulness of his music. He established his reputation in London as a composer of Italian opera, but after public taste shifted in the 1730s, he turned to English oratorios, the most famous of which is Messiah. Other popular works include Water Music, Royal Fireworks Music, the operas Giulio Cesare and Serse, and the oratorios Israel in Egypt and Judas Maccabeus.
Anthony Camden - George Frideric Handel: Oboe Concertos Nos. 1-3, Air And Rondo, Suite, Overture To 'Otho' (1996)

George Frideric Handel: Oboe Concertos Nos. 1-3, Air And Rondo, Suite, Overture To 'Otho' (1996)
Anthony Camden, oboe; Julia Girdwood, oboe; City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Ward

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Naxos | # 8.553430 | Time: 01:02:20

Anthony Camden, for years principal oboe of the LSO, here makes a very welcome solo appearance on disc, playing with typical point and style, using his attractively reedy tone. The regular oboe concertos are well supplemented by the Suite in G minor as edited by Camden, where he is joined by the prize-winning Julia Girdwood on the second oboe. The Otho Overture too features prominent roles for oboes in duet. Ward and the City of London Sinfonia are sympathetic accompanists using modern instruments. First-rate sound from All Saints, East Finchley.
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.
FestspielOrchester Göttingen & Laurence Cummings - Handel: Water Music (2017)

FestspielOrchester Göttingen & Laurence Cummings - Handel: Water Music
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:59 min | 315 MB
Label: Accent | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

Countless richly decorated boats following the freshly crowned King George I, and behind him, Georg Friedrich Händel with his 50 musicians and the royal household: on July 17, 1717, the first suite of Händel's famous ""Water Music"" was performed in the middle of the Thames. His majesty took such pleasure in the music of the famous Händel that he had it repeated three times, twice before and once after dinner, although every performance lasted an hour. The boats full of people who wanted to listen were not to be counted. Wassermusik is still one of Händel's most popular works. It is therefore not surprising that the Festival Orchestra Göttingen admitted it into its program for its 10th anniversary in 2016. Conductor Laurence Cummings followed this arrangement of the single movements, as can be gleaned from the recently discovered earliest sources.