Handel Hwv.13

Christopher Purves, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - George Frideric Handel: Finest Arias for Base Voice (2013)

George Frideric Handel - Finest Arias for Base Voice (2013)
Christopher Purves, bass; Arcangelo, conducted by Jonathan Cohen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67842 | Time: 01:10:53

The magnificent Christopher Purves performs a recital of Handel’s bass arias. This unique collection demonstrates the range and brilliance of Handel’s writing for this voice, featuring a selection from Italian and English operas, English classical drama, Biblical oratorios, literary odes and a masque. Handel’s endlessly imaginative gift for characterization is fully explored here, with Purves commanding an extraordinary emotional and technical range from the buffo blustering of Polyphemus in Acis and Gatalea to the loving musings of Abinoam in ‘Tears, such as tender fathers shed’ from the oratorio Deborah.

Handel, Bononcini - Muzio Scevola (Rudolph Palmer) [1992]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 28, 2017
Handel, Bononcini - Muzio Scevola (Rudolph Palmer) [1992]

Handel, Bononcini - Muzio Scevola (Rudolph Palmer) [1992]
Classical | Newport Classic NPD 85540 | TT: 58.08+57.48 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 517 Mb

Muzio Scevola ("Mucius Scaevola", HWV 13) is an opera seria in three acts about Gaius Mucius Scaevola. The Italian-language libretto was by Paolo Antonio Rolli, adapted from a text by Silvio Stampiglia. The music for the first act was composed by Filippo Amadei, the second act by Giovanni Bononcini, and the third by George Frideric Handel. Collaborations of groups of composers were common in the 18th century, though this is the only one done in London. Bononcini had written the music for two earlier treatments of this story on his own, works dating from 1695 and 1710. The opera's initial run of performances began at the King's Theatre in London on 15 April 1721. A part of the second act and the third part composed by Händel is documented on the production of new port Classic being here.
Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias (2017)

Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias
Classical, Baroque Sacred, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:33 min | 246 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Over a period of some twenty years, from the late 1720s, Handel composed a series of virtuoso arias using only thewords Allelujah and Amen as his texts. They were probably for use in private worship, and take their place in the tradition of Divine Song established by Purcell and other composers. Here they receive their first recordings, set in a context of contemporary sacred song and instrumental music, with theaccompaniment provided by the beguiling sound of two theorbos and chamber organ. They are heard here in the extraordinarily dramatic timbres of a male-soprano voice perhaps as close as modern listeners can come to the vocal acrobatics of the castrati who so amazed their own audiences.

Sonya Yoncheva - Handel (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 16, 2017
Sonya Yoncheva - Handel (2017)

Sonya Yoncheva - Handel
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 63:41 min | 224 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Opera

Sonya’s international career started in Paris, when she was elected by the eminent conductor William Christie into his academy for young singers, ‘JARDIN DES VOIX” in 2007, where she maintained a special focus the Early and Baroque repertoire. The participation paved the way for appearances at venues such as Glyndebourne, the Théâtre du Châtelet, and at The Proms in London.
Nathalie Stutzmann, Philippe Jaroussky, Orfeo 55 - Handel: Heroes from the Shadows (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Nathalie Stutzmann, Philippe Jaroussky, Orfeo 55 - Handel: Heroes from the Shadows (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:20 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Heroes from the Shadows makes stars of the unfairly overlooked roles – from Arsamene to Zenobia – who sing Handel’s hidden operatic jewels: Cornelia from Giulio Cesare (‘Son nata’ in duet with star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky as her guest), Dardano’s stately ‘Pena tiranna’ from Amadigi di Gaula, and the sublime, intimate ‘Senti, bell’idol mio’ sung by Claudio in Silla. Stutzmann conducts her superb musicians playing on Baroque instruments, while singing some of Handel’s most virtuosic arias, all with a rare mastery of both arts – neither one in the shadow of the other.
Julia Lezhneva, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - Handel (2015)

Julia Lezhneva, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - Handel (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:50 | 295 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 478 6766

The athletic Italian- (and Latin-) language arias of the young Handel, almost unknown to general audiences a few decades ago, have become almost a rite of passage for young sopranos, so it's no surprise to see the highly praised soprano Julia Lezhneva come along with a collection of them for her second solo album. It's an attractive set showing that Lezhneva knows how to play to her strengths. There are just enough of the big showpieces to prove that she can acquit herself fine in them (and indeed she has done the likes of Vivaldi very well in the past), but the majority of the program is devoted to displaying her rather uncanny silvery sound.
FestspielOrchester Göttingen & Laurence Cummings - Handel: Water Music (2017)

FestspielOrchester Göttingen & Laurence Cummings - Handel: Water Music
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:59 min | 315 MB
Label: Accent | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

Countless richly decorated boats following the freshly crowned King George I, and behind him, Georg Friedrich Händel with his 50 musicians and the royal household: on July 17, 1717, the first suite of Händel's famous ""Water Music"" was performed in the middle of the Thames. His majesty took such pleasure in the music of the famous Händel that he had it repeated three times, twice before and once after dinner, although every performance lasted an hour. The boats full of people who wanted to listen were not to be counted. Wassermusik is still one of Händel's most popular works. It is therefore not surprising that the Festival Orchestra Göttingen admitted it into its program for its 10th anniversary in 2016. Conductor Laurence Cummings followed this arrangement of the single movements, as can be gleaned from the recently discovered earliest sources.
Ensemble Zaïs, Paul Goussot - Rameau & Handel: Dom Bedos (2014)

Ensemble Zaïs, Paul Goussot - Rameau & Handel: Dom Bedos (2014)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 358 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 163 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers +d.booklet included
Classical | Label: Paraty Productions, PARATY 714127 | 2014 | 01:08:22

Handel s concertos for organ and Rameau s concert harpsichord pieces figure among the most original works in the keyboard repertoire of the 18th century. The Dom Bedos organ is one of the rare French instruments from the 18th century equipped with a 32-foot manual organ stop, endowing the grand plein-jeu with an incredible depth. The process of re-working and adapting musical material was a very common practice and some of these harpsichord pieces en concert seem to suit the organ perfectly.
Hiro Kurosaki, William Christie - Handel: Violin Sonatas (2003) (Repost)

Hiro Kurosaki, William Christie - Handel: Violin Sonatas (2003)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:34 | 364 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | Catalog: 7243 5 45554 2 8

Ornate, opulent, majestic: Handel's music truly exemplifies the Baroque in its elaborate monumentality, which many listeners associate with his vast, dramatic oratorios. Perhaps lesser known, but hardly less significant is Handel's chamber music, which reveals a different kind of artistry, an intimately refined facet of the Baroque spirit. The contrast between the monumental and the intimate in Handel's music is especially interesting since he cultivated chamber music throughout his career, composing works that reflected the development of his style from its Italianate beginnings to the ultimate richness of his late idiom.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Handel: Water Music (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Handel: Water Music (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:22 minutes | 913 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music for a royal excursion. On 17 July 1717, King George I of England went up by Water to Chelsea, and was entertain d with an excellent Consort of Musick…composed specially by the famous Handel . The fifty musicians cost the…princely sum of £150 but their hunting horns, trumpets, flutes and the rest so delighted the company that the concert was repeated three times in the course of the evening. No doubt the matchless virtuosos of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin will repeat that feat in your living room!