Handel Egitto

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 - Giulio Cesare (Alan Curtis) (2012)  

Posted by Ebisu at July 25, 2013
Handel - Giulio Cesare (Alan Curtis) (2012)

Handel - Giulio Cesare (Alan Curtis) (2012)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 1148.46 MB
Label: Naïve | Catalog N.: OP30536 | TT - 220:01

Hopping from label to label, Alan Curtis and his ensemble Il Complesso Barocco have managed to notch up an arsenal of Handel opera recordings, alternating between the composer’s more familiar works – Ariodante, Alcina and Rodelinda – and lesser-known gems such as Floridante and Ezio. Now the group has tackled what is
arguably Handel’s greatest stage
work, Giulio Cesare in Egitto. The
 cast, even by Curtis’s luxurious
 standards, is remarkable. Marie-
Nicole Lemieux’s billowing, 
fruity contralto is gripping in the 
title role, whether she’s singing up
 a storm of coloratura (her Empio, diró
 is fabulously ferocious) or basking in
 the reverential stillness of Alma del gran Pompeo, delivered not only with exceptional breath control and tonal beauty, but with moving sincerity. Indeed, that sense of sincerity underpins every performance in this recording.

Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Hofstetter) [2005]  

Posted by Sowulo at Dec. 29, 2012
Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Hofstetter) [2005]

Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Hofstetter) [2005]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Letterboxed | Italiano Dolby AC3, 6 ch; DTS, 6 ch | 6.31 Gb+7.70 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan | +3% Recovery | 216 min

Those who are looking for a traditional production of one of Handel's greatest operas are advised to stay clear of this release. Director Herbert Wernicke, who also designed the sets and the costumes, has turned Giulio Cesare into archaeological fantasy: the entire opera takes places on top of a giant replica of the Rosetta Stone, and the final chorus is sung by camera-clicking tourists. (Shades of Philip Glass's Akhnaten!) Achilles, Ptolemy's general, is dressed like Indiana Jones's less svelte brother, and throughout the course of the production we see, at different times, dresses and uniforms that could have been worn in the century just past, powdered wigs that could have been worn in the 1700s, and a man (fortunately silent!) in a crocodile costume, who apparently represents the spirit of Egypt…
Raymond Tuttle
Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Hwv 17 (George Petrou) [2010]

Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Hwv 17 (George Petrou) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans Covers | 3cd, 1.01 GB
Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog Number: 609 1604-2

It could be argued that Händel’s Giulio Cesare is, in a sense, the La Bohème of Baroque opera: surely performed both more frequently and more widely afield than any of Händel’s other operas, Giulio Cesare is the most popular of Händel’s operas and the one that is most known even by audiences with limited exposure to Baroque opera. This familiarity led to the long-held assumption that Giulio Cesare was likewise the finest of Händel’s operatic scores, a supposition that has been challenged during the past two decades by more frequent – and more impressive – performances of Händel’s lesser-known operas…
BBC - The Birth of British Music (2009) Part 2: Handel - The Conquering Hero

BBC - The Birth of British Music (2009) Part 2: Handel - The Conquering Hero
PDTVRip by JungleBoy | AVI/RAR | 720x400 | XviD 1651kbps 25.000fps | AC-3 128kbps (2 chnls)
Language: English | Subtitle: English | Runtime: 59min | 791MB | 5% Recovery
Genre: Documentary

The second of four programmes focuses on Handel, who made his home in Britain and became a celebrity and national icon in the process. In an unusual take on John Gay's 'The Beggar's Opera', Charles invites comedian Phill Jupitus to take a new approach to the music along with acclaimed folk singers Rachel and Becky Unthank, guitarist Adrian Utley from Portishead, and jazz drummer Martin France.
Handel - Berenice, regina d'Egitto, HWV 38 (Alan Curtis, Romina Basso, Franco Fagioli, Vito Priante) (2010)

Handel - Berenice, regina d'Egitto, HWV 38 (Curtis) (2010)
FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) => 808 MB | CD1:60’29; CD2:51’14; CD3:54’52
EAC Rip | Classical/Opera/Vocal | Label: EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics EU (Virgin Classics) | FSonic/FServe

“One of the great scholar-musicians of recent times” is how the New York Times has described Alan Curtis, while Gramophone judges that: “Alan Curtis has done more than most to prove that many of Handel's 42 operas are first-rate music dramas”, and the BBC Music Magazine has praised him as “a seasoned Handelian who has contributed, perhaps more than anyone now, to the composer’s operas on disc.”

Handel - Tolomeo  

Posted by Boccaccio at Feb. 16, 2008
Handel - Tolomeo

Score of Händel's Tolomeo
Chrysander | Edition 1875 | 110 pages | Single jpgs (1000x1400) in a zip-file | 20 MB

Tolomeo, re di Egitto (Ptolemy, King of Egypt) (HWV 25) is an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to an Italian text by Nicola Francesco Haym, adapted from Carlo Sigismondo Capece's Tolomeo et Alessandro. It was Handel's 13th and last opera for the Royal Academy of Music. It was first performed at the King's Theatre, London on 30 April 1728 and revived with revisions on 19 May 1730 and 2 January 1733. The first modern production was by Fritz Lehmann at Göttingen on 19 June 1938.

Handel - Berenice  

Posted by Boccaccio at Feb. 15, 2008
Handel - Berenice

Score of Händel's Berenice
Chrysander | Edition 1883 | 114 pages | Single jpgs (1000x1400) in a zip-file | 20 MB

Berenice, regina d'Egitto (Berenice, Queen of Egypt) (HWV 38) is an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to an Italian text by Antonio Salvi originally written in Italy in 1709. It was first performed at the Covent Garden Theatre in London on 18 May 1737. It was not successful. It was only given four times. It is based upon the life of Cleopatra Berenice, daughter of Ptolemy IX (the main character in Handel's opera Tolomeo) and is set in around 81 BC.

Handel - Giulio Cesare  

Posted by Boccaccio at Jan. 3, 2008
Handel - Giulio Cesare

Score of Händel's Giulio Cesare
Chrysander | Edition 1875 | 164 pages | Single jpgs (1000x1400) in a zip-file | 35 MB

Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt) (HWV 17) is an Italian opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The libretto was written by Nicola Francesco Haym. It was first performed in London on February 20, 1724. The opera was an immediate success. Handel revived it (with changes) in 1725, 1730, and 1732; it was also performed in Paris, Hamburg, and Brunswick. Like Handel's other works in the opera seria genre, Giulio Cesare fell into oblivion in the 19th century.
Ralph van Raat - Gavin Bryars: Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal); After Handel’s Vesper; Ramble On Cortona (2011)

Gavin Bryars - Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal); After Handel’s Vesper; Ramble On Cortona (2011)
Ralph van Raat, piano; Cappella Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Otto Tausk

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572570 | Time: 00:52:39

The emotional content, lyricism and direct appeal of Gavin Bryars’s music are unique, reflecting a contemporary composer’s absorption and transformation of several centuries of musical craftsmanship in order to reflect his, and our, own epoch. Originally written for harpsichord, After Handel’s Vesper is a strong illustration of Bryars’s post-minimal interests in early music repertoire. Ramble on Cortona, derived from 13th-century music, makes expressive use of the piano’s resonant qualities, while in the highly-coloured, almost impressionistic The Solway Canal, landscapes pass by as if in a dream.