Handel Glorias

George Guest, Stephen Cleobury, Philip Ledger - Vivaldi: Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (1994)

George Guest, Stephen Cleobury, Philip Ledger, Wren Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Vivaldi: Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 589 Mb | Total time: 57:44+68:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 443 455-2 | Recorded: 1976, 1981, 1986

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.
English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton - Handel: Messiah (2003)

English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton - Handel: Messiah (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:23:42 | 688 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Nimbus Records | Catalog: NI 5709/10

With so many fine-to-great Messiah’s already available, who stands to benefit from this lackluster, hardly serviceable offering? William Boughton’s conducting is pedestrian at best–the performance lumbers along politely, ignoring every one of Handel’s many opportunities to soar. This is especially excruciating in the choruses: rarely have “And he shall purify”, “Lift up your heads, O ye gates”, and “Let all the angels of God worship him” not to mention “Hallelujah” advanced with such leaden, dispassionate propriety.
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)
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen, Inger Dam-Jensen, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Partenope (2009)

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen, Inger Dam-Jensen, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Partenope (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 187 min | 4.87+6.73 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Dansk | Recorded: 2008

Mortensen's magnificent direction brings out the full measure of excitement, pathos and emotion in Handel's score…[the production] conveys an enormous amount of what makes Partenope very special.
–Gramophone
Crowe, Staples, Purves, Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée & Emmanuelle Haïm - Handel: Messiah (2014)

Lucy Crowe, Andrew Staples, Christopher Purves, Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée & Emmanuelle Haïm - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:15:20 | 657 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics

Following several acclaimed albums of Handel’s operatic and choral masterpieces (including a triumphant Giulio Cesare with Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra and the oratorio La Resurrezione with British soprano Kate Royal), French harpsichordist and conductor Emmanuelle Haïm at last brings her fresh, expressive approach to Messiah. Joining her on a musically and spiritually uplifting journey for this long-awaited recording is Haïm’s own choir and period-instrument orchestra, Le Concert d’Astrée, with four of the UK’s finest Handelian singers. Having begun her career as a brilliant harpsichordist and protegee of Baroque pioneers William Christie and Christophe Rousset, Haïm has a long history with Messiah.
B'Rock Orchestra, René Jacobs - Handel: Orlando (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

B'Rock Orchestra, René Jacobs - Handel: Orlando (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 159:39 minutes | 3.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Making his Archiv opera debut, celebrated Handelian and Grammy award winner René Jacobs, the most exciting opera conductor of the day (Münchner Merkur), leads his dynamic, exquisitely honed B Rock Baroque Orchestra Ghent and an outstanding cast in one of the composer s most spectacular and ravishingly beautiful creations recorded at Concertgebouw Brugge in summer 2013.
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.
David Bates, La Nuova Musica, Lucy Crowe - Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, In furore iustissimae irae; Handel: Dixit Dominus (2012)

David Bates, La Nuova Musica, Lucy Crowe - Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, In furore iustissimae irae; Handel: Dixit Dominus (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 363 Mb | Total time: 75:03 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU807587 | Recorded: 2012

Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus, RV 807, was added to the Vivaldi canon only in 2005; it was long attributed to Baldassare Galuppi. That shows you how minor composers don't get their due; it's a marvelous work, but it's only getting recordings now that Vivaldi's name is attached to it. At any rate, it's well worth hearing in this excellent performance by the rising British group La Nuova Musica, which has both vocal and instrumental components. They move like a well-oiled machine, making possible the clear communication of such vivid details as the musical depiction of a stream in the strings in the countertenor aria De torrente in via bibet (track 8) and the unusually elaborate fugue that concludes the work.

The Lives of George Frideric Handel  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at April 13, 2018
The Lives of George Frideric Handel

The Lives of George Frideric Handel (Music in Britain, 1600-2000) by David Hunter
English | November 19, 2015 | ISBN: 1783270616 | EPUB | 536 pages | 25 MB
Charles Medlam, London Baroque - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, 3 Sonates pour flute a bec et basse continue (1998)

Charles Medlam, London Baroque - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, 3 Sonates pour flûte à bec et basse continue (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 490 Mb | Total time: 106:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 1901253.54 | Recorded: 1986

"…[The] 'Serenata a tre'…is brimming with energy and melodic invention, every aria a delight. The three singers give sparkling performances and London Baroque dispatches the brightly variegated score with much aplomb…"
–BBC Music