George Frideric Handel: Water Music

Christopher Purves, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - George Frideric Handel: Finest Arias for Base Voice (2013)

George Frideric Handel - Finest Arias for Base Voice (2013)
Christopher Purves, bass; Arcangelo, conducted by Jonathan Cohen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67842 | Time: 01:10:53

The magnificent Christopher Purves performs a recital of Handel’s bass arias. This unique collection demonstrates the range and brilliance of Handel’s writing for this voice, featuring a selection from Italian and English operas, English classical drama, Biblical oratorios, literary odes and a masque. Handel’s endlessly imaginative gift for characterization is fully explored here, with Purves commanding an extraordinary emotional and technical range from the buffo blustering of Polyphemus in Acis and Gatalea to the loving musings of Abinoam in ‘Tears, such as tender fathers shed’ from the oratorio Deborah.

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.

George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Sept. 9, 2015
George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends

George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends by Ellen T. Harris
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0393088952 | 496 pages | EPUB | 8 MB

Minkowski, Les Musiciens Du Louvre - Handel: Water Music (2010)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 2, 2015
Minkowski, Les Musiciens Du Louvre - Handel: Water Music (2010)

Minkowski, Les Musiciens Du Louvre - Handel: Water Music (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 309 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 166 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Navie | Catalog Number: 5234

It’s an achievement when an artist can take a well-known work and interpret it freshly as if heard for the first time. This Marc Minkowski does with Handel’s Water Music by daring to challenge convention and expectation. Firstly Minkowski chooses to ignore modern musicology, which considers the work a continuous piece or a sequence of movements first in F major or D minor, then a mix of movements in D major and G major. Minkowski follows the earlier performance practice of presenting the Water Music as three suites, respectively grounded in F, G and D major which used to be called the Horn, Flute and Trumpet suites, designating the notable solo instruments. Minkowski also includes the two variant movements in F, HWV331, which are now thought to be a revision by Handel to create a freestanding concerto.
Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Water Music & Fireworks (2008)

Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Water Music & Fireworks (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 357 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 169 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | Catalog Number: 921616

Five years after the initial release of Handel's Water Music and Fireworks suites in the groundbreaking version from Le Concert Spirituel, Glossa are now issuing the original surround master in a newly-designed digipack edition.

George Frideric Handel - Esther (1985) 2CD  Music

Posted by Designol at May 18, 2015
George Frideric Handel - Esther (1985) 2CD

George Frideric Handel - Esther (1985)
Academy of Ancient Music, сonductor Christopher Hogwood

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 500 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 267 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre/Decca | # 414 423-2 | Time: 01:36:44

Handel's first Oratorio. Esther has a simple story plot. Very, very simple. Jewish folk are real excited because their Queen Esther has been made queen to the Persian king, Ahasuerus. No sooner than they are married, the king's high priest proclaims that all Jews must be put to death. The first few scenes go back and forth between Jewish and Persian camps declaring destruction of the other team. Finally Esther goes to see her husband. Overcome with her beauty, he tells her that the decree wasn't meant to include her. She tells husband that destroying her people is to destroy her. Husband sees the error of his ways, and drags the high priest in for an accounting of ways. He apologizes profusely, but Esther sees through his alligator tears, he's executed, and everyone stands around singing praises to Jehovah God. The end. In Seven scenes, the whole oratorio clocks in at 1 hour and 37 minutes flat.
VA - Under an English Heaven (2003, The Gift of Music # CDG1049)

VA - Under an English Heaven
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 302 MB | Full Artwork: 21 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: The Gift of Music # CDG1049 | Country/Year: UK 2003
Genre: Classical, Folk | Style: Traditional, March, Baroque

"From 'Greensleeves' to 'Jupiter', this selection of music in celebration of England's green and pleasant land will evoke fond memories of summer holidays, end-of-term assemblies and listening to the wireless, a time of pride in our country and its heritage."
George Frideric Handel - Danielle de Niese / Les Arts Florissants / William Christie - Arias

Danielle de Niese - Handel: Arias
Danielle de Niese / Les Arts Florissants / William Christie
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 357 MB | Full Artwork: 172 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Decca 475 8746 DH | Country/Year: Europe 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Opera, Vocal

"…De Niese is discreet in her ornamentation of the da capo arias; in the laments, she is particularly sensitive, avoiding inappropriate vocal displays out of character with the grief expressed in the music. William Christie conducts Les Arts Florissants in a bravura performance that's both crisp and nuanced. Decca's sound is deep, warm, and clean. De Niese's spectacular recital should be of interest to fans of Baroque opera, and of intelligent, emotionally honest coloratura singing." ~AMG
Dunedin Consort - George Frideric Handel: Acis & Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718) [2008]

Dunedin Consort - Handel: Acis & Galatea
(Original Cannons Performing Version 1718) [2008]

FLAC (tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 95:14 minutes | 1,8 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The second Handel recording from the award-winning Dunedin Consort is a revelation. The album was a Finalist in the Baroque Vocal category in the 2009 Gramophone Awards.
George Frideric Handel - Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra / Robert Shaw - Messiah (1966, ReIssue 2004)

George Frideric Handel - Messiah
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra / Robert Shaw
EAC+LOG+CUE | 2x CD, FLAC: 723 MB | Artwork: 35 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal # 082876-62317-2 | Country/Year: US 2004, 1966
Genre: Classical, Historical Recording | Style: Baroque, Oratorio, Sacred

Recorded in 1966, Robert Shaw's Grammy Award-winning performance of Handel's Messiah marks an important turning-point in this work's interpretation, clearly moving away from the ponderous, overly reverential style of early twentieth century renditions and pointing toward the leaner versions of the 1970s onwards, which follow Baroque-period practices. (…) Evenly divided between two discs, this recording of Messiah is complete, and it is preferred over RCA's 1992 excerpt album The Great Choruses from Messiah.