Hwv 53

George Frideric Handel - Collegium Cartusianum - Saul [HWV 53] (1998, MDG "Gold" # 332 0801-2) [RE-UP]

George Frideric Handel - Saul [HWV 53] (3xCD)
Kölner Kammerchor / Collegium Cartusianum / Peter Neumann
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 955 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 332 0801-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1998
Genre: Classical | Hoster: Style: Oratorio

…Against the competition, this new German recording rates very high. It is certainly superior to Harnoncourt's heavily cut and somewhat mannered Teldec reissue.
Handel - Saul, HWV 53 (Dresdner Kammerchor & Barockorchester, Hans-Christoph Rademann) (2008)

Handel - Saul, HWV 53 (Dresdner Kammerchor & Barockorchester, Hans-Christoph Rademann) (2008)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 783.01 MB
Label: Carus | TT: 165.:07

Saul is among Handel’s most dramatic oratorios. As in almost no other Handel oratorio, the exciting drama of this work shows how close it was to the opera of that time. Through the use of harp and glockenspiel in the orchestra he impressively portrays the history of Saul and David with the sounds of ancient Israel.

George Frideric Handel - Saul [HWV 53] (1998)  Music

Posted by luckburz at July 6, 2012
George Frideric Handel - Saul [HWV 53] (1998)

George Frideric Handel - Saul [HWV 53] (3xCD)
Kölner Kammerchor / Collegium Cartusianum / Peter Neumann
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 955 MB | MP3 CBR 320: 393 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info + Rev-part
Label/Cat#: MDG 332 0801-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1998 | Genre: Classical | Hoster: Style: Oratorio

…Against the competition, this new German recording rates very high. It is certainly superior to Harnoncourt's heavily cut and somewhat mannered Teldec reissue.
George Frideric Handel - Collegium Cartusianum - Belshazzar [HWV 61] (2001, MDG "Gold" # 332 1079-2) [RE-UP]

George Frideric Handel - Belshazzar [HWV 61] (3xCD)
Kölner Kammerchor / Collegium Cartusianum / Peter Neumann
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,06 GB | MP3 CBR 320: 404 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 332 1079-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2001
Genre: Classical | Hoster: Style: Baroque, Oratorio

From bar one, I felt an assurance and naturalness about the rhythms, a clarity and tonal richness in the orchestral and vocal texture, a stylishness of phrasing and embellishment, and a sheer zest and power of dramatic presentation that add up to a totally convincing and gripping whole. […] Neumann and his team have excelled themselves, and so has Handel, and anyone who thinks 18th-century music wanting in musico-dramatic force is urged to acquire this magnificent set without delay.

George Frideric Handel - Belshazzar [HWV 61] (3xCD)  Music

Posted by luckburz at July 7, 2012
George Frideric Handel - Belshazzar [HWV 61] (3xCD)

George Frideric Handel - Belshazzar [HWV 61] (3xCD)
Kölner Kammerchor / Collegium Cartusianum / Peter Neumann
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,06 GB | MP3 CBR 320: 404 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info + Rev-part
Label/Cat#: MDG 332 1079-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2001 | Genre: Classical | Hoster: Style: Oratorio

From bar one, I felt an assurance and naturalness about the rhythms, a clarity and tonal richness in the orchestral and vocal texture, a stylishness of phrasing and embellishment, and a sheer zest and power of dramatic presentation that add up to a totally convincing and gripping whole. […] Neumann and his team have excelled themselves, and so has Handel, and anyone who thinks 18th-century music wanting in musico-dramatic force is urged to acquire this magnificent set without delay.
Peter Neumann, Kolner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum - Handel: Brockes-Passion HWV 48 (2010)

Peter Neumann, Kölner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum - Handel: Brockes-Passion HWV 48 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 707 Mb | Total time: 78:25+74:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # CARUS83428 | Recorded: 2009

Barthold Heinrich Brockes’ text for the passion oratorio, later named after him, is among the best-known Passion librettos of the early 18th century. This version is the first recording on CD of the work based on the copy made by J S Bach himself. It is distinguished from the better-known version by a different text for the opening chorus.
Peter Neumann strikes a powerful blow for some reassessment of Handel's version. He is assisted above all by Markus Brutscher's Evangelist which has urgency, cogency and clarity in equal measure. Markus Flaig's Jesus is also effective as is the relatively modest contribution by the Cologne Chamber Choir. (BBC Music Magazine)
Trevor Pinnock - Handel: Complete Orchestral Recordings (2013) (11 CDs Box Set)

Trevor Pinnock - Handel: Complete Orchestral Recordings (2013) (11 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 11 CDs, 11:33:55 min | Covers included | 3,22 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Archiv Produktion

All of Trevor Pinnocks unmissable Handel orchestral recordings with the English Concert on period instruments, collected for the first time in a single release: Classic recordings of Op. 3 and Op. 6; A must-have for anyone remotely interested in Handel.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 113:58 minutes | 3.66 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The transcendent glory of Handel's beloved classic Messiah is taken to new heights on Sir Andrew Davis’s majestic, must-hear rendition, recorded live in December 2015. Davis and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra make use of all the colours available from the modern orchestra to underline the mood and meaning of the individual movements, sung here by an acclaimed cast of soloists. Without detracting from the innate power of the original, the conductor’s score calls for moments of drama, pathos and even, sometimes, whimsy.
La Cetra Barockorchester, Vokalensemble Basel, Andrea Marcon - Handel: Parnasso in festa, HWV 73 (Live) (2017) [24/96]

La Cetra Barockorchester, Vokalensemble Basel, Andrea Marcon - Handel: Parnasso in festa, HWV 73 (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 116:40 minutes | 2.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Andrea Marcon and La Cetra Barockorchester & Vokalensemble Basel sparkle in this new release of Handel's forgotten masterpiece Parnasso in testa, recorded shortly before their hugely successful Netherlands premiere of the opera in November 2016.
Hervé Niquet, Concert Spirituel Chorus & Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (1754 Version) (2017) [24/88]

Hervé Niquet, Concert Spirituel Chorus & Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (1754 Version) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 115:18 minutes | 1.96 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Why yet another Messiah? ‘I went through the different scores that exist and decided on the very interesting 1754 version, which features five soloists. You must remember that, when Handel arrived somewhere to perform his oratorio, he had soloists of varying standards available to him. So he quickly revised his score accordingly… All this is directly related to the reality of Handel’s situation as a concert promoter.