Handel Glorias

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kolner Kammerchor - Handel: Theodora (2000)

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Handel: Theodora (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 664 Mb | Total time: 63:35+51:40+40:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 332 1019-2 | Recorded: 2000

Written in the summer of 1749, Theodora was premiered in London at Covent Garden Theatre on 16 March 1750. This work, which Handel considered his finest oratorio, was a failure at first - Handel said bitterly that the hall was so empty that "there was room enough to dance there." Part of this failure could be explained by the earthquake that hit London in February of the same year and caused the upper classes to flee the city, but another possibility is that the subject matter of the oratorio - the rebellion of a woman against the power of the state - was a bit ahead of its time.
Vivaldi - Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (Stephen Cleobury, George Guest, Philip Ledger) (1994)

Vivaldi - Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (Stephen Cleobury, George Guest, Philip Ledger) (1994)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 594.77 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog N.: 443 455-2 | TT: 125:53

Vivaldi's sacred music is not so famous as that of his contemporaries Bach and Handel, so this is a bargain opportunity to catch up. You might think Vivaldi's playful, virtuoso Italianate character and Catholic context would produce radically different music, but in George Guest's urgent readings, the mixture of restrainedly exultant choruses and austerely beautiful arias are near-identical to Bach.
René Jacobs & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Agrippina (2011) [Official Digital Download]

René Jacobs & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Agrippina (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 202:39 minutes | 1.98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After his acclaimed explorations of such Handel operas as Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, René Jacobs now tackles the first great operatic success of the ‘caro Sassone’ (Venice, 1710), the climax of his Italian period. This version reconstructs the work in its original conception, the only one to combine explosive topicality with extreme dramatic cogency. As a result, this tale of amorous intrigues against a background of Roman history, the ‘prequel’ to Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, emerges more fascinating than ever.
Rudolph Palmer, Brewer Chamber Orchestra - Handel: Deidamia (2001)

Rudolph Palmer, Brewer Chamber Orchestra - Handel: Deidamia (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 790 Mb | Total time: 60:53+66:21+53:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Albany Records | # TROY 460 | Recorded: 2001

Here we have the first recording of Handel's final Italian opera with a period instrument orchestra, chorus and a superb American cast. Deidamia was Handel's last opera. He began work on it in October, 1740, at the same time he was completing its companion work, Imeneo, which he had begun two years earlier. On November 8, Handel presented his London winter season - with some new works, some revivals - and for this purpose had engaged the Theatre Royal at Lincoln's Inn Fields. Opening night saw a semi-staged version of the serenata Il Parnasso in festa; later in the month came the premiere of Imeneo. Despite a superb score and fine cast, the production was a failure and was offered only once again in early December. The fact is that opera - Italian opera - was passe in London by this time. The public had turned to other musical delights - stage works in English of a more frivolous nature than Handel's offerings.
Philippe Jaroussky - The Handel Album (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Philippe Jaroussky - The Handel Album (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:45 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

„Recording an album entirely devoted to Händel is an unmissable opportunity for any singer who loves Baroque music, but especially for a countertenor. In fact the sheer choice of arias, each more wonderful than the one before, is staggering, but does mean that every singer can find the numbers best suited to his or her voice and personality.
Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel: Arie, Madrigali & Cantate (2004) (Repost)

Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel: Arie, Madrigali & Cantate (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:40 | 395 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naive | Catalog: OP 30395

Sara Mingardo has been creating quite a stir in baroque circles but this is my first chance to catch up with her. In one sense she may be considered a "typical" baroque singer, in the sense that she uses a completely straight vocal production, from which vibrato has been rigorously excluded, and cultivates a somewhat plangent, nasal sound, with the result that a casual listener might suppose he was listening to a counter-tenor.
Wirtschaftsmacht Organisierte Kriminalität: Illegale Märkte und illegaler Handel

Wirtschaftsmacht Organisierte Kriminalität: Illegale Märkte und illegaler Handel by Arndt Sinn
German | 29 Aug. 2017 | ISBN: 366255268X | 150 Pages | PDF | 8.95 MB

In diesem Buch werden Fakten und Zahlen zu Art und Ausmaß des illegalen Handels in Deutschland und zur Rolle der organisierten Kriminalität vorgestellt, bewertet und in den Kontext internationaler Studien gestellt.
Emmanuelle Haim, Le Concert d’Astree - Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (2017) [BluRay-rip]

Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d’Astrée - Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (2017) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 138 min | 7,51 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16-bit
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italian, English, French, German

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence has firmly established itself as France’s preeminent summer festival and is a key fixture on the international festival calendar. It is particularly in the field of opera that the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence continues to break new ground and this release from the 2016 festival demonstrates that. In this new staging – a coproduction with the Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de Caen – Emmanuelle Haïm directs Le Concert d’Astrée with a star-studded cast including Franco Fagioli, Sara Mingardo, Michael Spyres, and exclusive Erato artist Sabine Devieilhe.
Vivica Genaux, Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta - A Tribute to Faustina Bordoni: Hasse, Handel (2012) (Repost)

Vivica Genaux, Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta - A Tribute to Faustina Bordoni: Hasse, Handel (2012)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:08 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 88883773352

Faustina Bordoni was one half of Handel’s so-called ‘Rival Queens’ for just under three seasons (172628), and in 1730 she married Hasse in Venice – so Vivica Genaux’s recital of arias for Faustina by Handel and Hasse is such an obviously sensible idea that it’s amazing it hasn’t been done before. Quantz praised Faustina’s immaculate articulation and excellent trills – and Genaux lives up to that vocal artistry brilliantly with the copious trills and arching melodic phrases in the long but lovely ‘Piange quel fonte’ from Hasse’s Numa Pompilio.
The Hanover Band & Chorus, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Serse (1998)

The Hanover Band & Chorus, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Serse (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:56:12 | 880 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Conifer Classics | Catalog: 75605 51312 2

Nicholas McGegan has done more for the early music movement in America than nearly anyone else, and his tireless explorations of the byways of Baroque opera have put many fascinating works into the concert hall and onto recordings. He studied piano at London's Trinity College of Music and learned to play the flute while he was there, but entertained no special desire to study historical performance.