Handel Mcgegan

Handel - Radamisto (Nicholas McGegan) (1994)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Nov. 13, 2016
Handel - Radamisto (Nicholas McGegan) (1994)

Handel - Radamisto (Nicholas McGegan)
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 907111.13 | 1994 | TT: 62:16+72:21+55:34 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 810 Mb

The impressive discography of Handel operas and oratorios from Nicholas McGegan continues with this recording of Radamisto, made following staged performances of the opera at the 1993 Göttingen Handel Festival. Generally speaking, McGegan has derived better results in those sets using the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (as here) than in those made with his Californian forces. The German players sustain his brisk tempi with relative ease, though McGegan’s penchant for spiky staccato and short, snatched phrases rather than long lines does not always do the music full justice. The stars are the countertenor Ralf Popken in the title role and Juliana Gondek as his long-suffering wife, Zenobia. Popken has the technique to get round the heroics of ‘Perfido’ with ease, yet delivers the expressive slow numbers, such as ‘Cara sposa’, with exquisite eloquence. Gondek is equally versatile: formidable in her rage arias, touching in the griefstricken ‘Quando mai’. (Barry Millington)
Handel - Admeto (Nicholas McGegan) (2010) [Full Blu-ray]

Handel - Admeto (Nicholas McGegan) (2010)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23946 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 181 min | 41,8 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4198 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French

Handel’s second opera for the so-called “rival queens,” Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni, was Admeto, which had its premiere in 1727. Their purported rivalry—created more by the public than by the singers themselves—resulted most famously in the cat fight parodied by John Gay in his Beggar’s Opera of the same year. The operas Handel wrote for these reigning divas are as musically brilliant as any of his other works. But as a result of his attempts to structure dramas that would give absolutely equal value to two leading ladies, the rival-queen operas are dramatically problematic and strain credulity at times, Admeto not excepted.
Barocktrompeten Ensemble Berlin, Johann Plietzsch - Mr. Handel's Trumpeters (2015) [TR24][OF]

Barocktrompeten Ensemble Berlin, Johann Plietzsch - Mr. Handel's Trumpeters
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 57:23 min | 0.98 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Raumklang | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2015

George Frideric Handel had an outstanding trumpeter in his orchestra: Valentine Snow. "Mr. Handel's Trumpeter," as he was later called, inspired Handel to write numerous tailor-made trumpet parts for him. In contrast to his contemporaries, Handel was interested less in virtuosity, than in mellifluous sound and dramatic effect, as reflected in the pieces on this CD. The point of departure for the recording is provided by the trumpet music of Purcell and his contemporaries, music that clearly displays Italian influence and formed the foundation for Handel's compositions.

The Great Mr. Handel (1942)  

Posted by ChumPaa at Nov. 29, 2015
The Great Mr. Handel (1942)

The Great Mr. Handel (1942)
A Film by Norman Walker
DVDRip | MKV | Lang: English | Subs: None | 1h 38min | 704x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps | 1.36 GB
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music

The tumultuous life of 18th-century composer Handel is chronicled in this dramatic biography. The story begins when the self-exiled German composer adopts England as his new homeland. While there, he and the bishop of the Anglican Church get into a heated argument while they rehearse a choir for the upcoming royal coronation. The fight is over who is the better Englishman, the bishop, a native, or the ex-patriate Handel, who deliberately chose his nationality. The argumentative composer also has a row with the Prince of Wales, but he makes it up to him by writing the "Messiah." Much of the musical score is comprised of Handel's work.
Handel - Admeto (Nicholas McGegan, Tim Mead) (2009) [BluRay-rip]

Handel - Admeto (Nicholas McGegan, Tim Mead) (2009) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 180 min | 9,73GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: English, French, German, Italian

Handel’s second opera for the so-called “rival queens,” Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni, was Admeto, which had its premiere in 1727. Their purported rivalry—created more by the public than by the singers themselves—resulted most famously in the cat fight parodied by John Gay in his Beggar’s Opera of the same year. The operas Handel wrote for these reigning divas are as musically brilliant as any of his other works. But as a result of his attempts to structure dramas that would give absolutely equal value to two leading ladies, the rival-queen operas are dramatically problematic and strain credulity at times, Admeto not excepted.
McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque - Haydn: Symphonies 88, 101 & 104 (2011) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque - Haydn: Symphonies 88, 101 & 104 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.32 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: HDtracks

San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season in 2010-11. Led by Music Director Nicholas McGegan since 1985, Philharmonia Baroque is recognised as one of the finest chamber orchestras, as well as one of the most exciting period instrument ensembles, in the country. This trio of Haydn symphonies displays the remarkably consistent quality and inventiveness of the composer’s output: from the clever and concise symphony No.88 to the humorous ‘Clock’ to the dazzling and sonorous Symphony No.104 (Haydn’s swan song to the genre), this superb collection bears eloquent witness to Haydn’s consummate mastery.
George Frideric Handel - Freiburger Barockorchester / Nicholas McGegan - Ariodante (1995, Reissue 2006) [REPOST]

George Frideric Handel - Ariodante
Freiburger Barockorchester / Nicholas McGegan - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson / Juliana Gondek etc.
EAC+LOG+CUE | 3x CD, FLAC: 891 MB | Partial Artwork: 20 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi France # HMU 907146.48 | Country/Year: Europe 2006, 1995
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Opera

"It's a glorious performance… McGegan inspires incisive, darkly dramatic orchestral playing…[and] Hunt's burnished mezzo combines fire with a poignant intensity that breaks your heart." "A milestone of the Handel renaissance of the last decade"
Handel - PBO, McGegan - Theodora [Harmonia Mundi 1992] (3x CD) (Repost)

George Frideric Handel - Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra / Nicholas McGegan - Theodora HWV 68 (Repost)
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC+ART: 1,4 GB | MP3 CBR 320: 420 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info + rev-Part
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi HMU 907060.62 | Country/Year: Europe 1992 | Genre: Classical | Style: Oratorio

Theodora (HWV 68) is an oratorio in three acts by George Frideric Handel, set to an English libretto by Thomas Morell. The oratorio concerns the Christian martyr Theodora and her Christian-converted Roman lover, Didymus. Handel wrote Theodora during his last period of composition, his Indian summer. He was sixty-four years old when he began working on it in June 1749. He had written the oratorios Solomon and Susanna the previous year. Theodora would be his second-to-last oratorio…
Handel - Admeto, re di Tessaglia (Nicholas McGegan) [2010] RE-UPLOAD

Handel - Admeto, re di Tessaglia (Nicholas McGegan) [2010]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (DTS, 6 ch) | 7,28Cb+3,92Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: C Major | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais | 202 min

When one of Germany’s most famous filmmakers and stimulating operatic directors focuses her creativity on a rarely performed Handel opera, the result is a “mixture of dancers and singers, comedy and pathos” (The Times). “Admeto”, one of Handel’s most popular operas in his lifetime, was premiered in London in January 1727. Doris Dörrie, whose Japan-inspired feature film “Cherry Blossoms – Hanami” was a major German box-office hit and won several international awards, returns to her beloved Japan in this production… Bernd Lepel

Handel - Atalanta, HWV 35 (Nicholas McGegan)  

Posted by ArlegZ at April 5, 2011
Handel - Atalanta, HWV 35 (Nicholas McGegan)

Handel - Atalanta, HWV 35 (Nicholas McGegan)
Classical | EAC | Flac, Img+Cue, Logs, Scans | 597.95 MB
CD1: 45'15, CD2: 48'07, CD3: 46'33 | March 12, 1993 | Hungaroton

Handel's Atalanta is one of the lesser known operas in the never-ending list of operas, oratorios and other vocal works.
The recording is very well put together and features a good cast of singers, a good Hungarian baroque orchestra on period instruments - Capella Savaria under the direction of the accomplished Nicholas McGegan, music director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. The playing is tight and top notch and well executed much to the normal expectations for any of McGegan's recordings…