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.
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!

Lautten Compagney - Handel with Care (2015)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 3, 2017
Lautten Compagney - Handel with Care (2015)

Lautten Compagney - Handel with Care
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:26 min | 333 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2015

Das renommierte Berliner Barockensemble Lautten Compagney feiert 2009 sein 25-jähriges Bestehen. Mit seinem neuesten Programm "Handel With Care" feiert es aber vor allem den großen Komponisten Georg Friedrich Händel anlässlich dessen 250.

Salzburger Bachchor - Handel: Messiah HWV 56 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 28, 2017
Salzburger Bachchor - Handel: Messiah HWV 56 (2017)

Salzburger Bachchor - Handel: Messiah HWV 56
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 117:56 min | 613 MB
Label: Gramola Records | Tracks: 46 | Rls.date: 2017

The Messiah"" by George Frederic Handel counts among the most popular and formative oratorios. Starting in 1750, it has for decades been annually performed as conclusion to the oratorio season in London, oftentimes under the baton of Handel himself. The ""Messiah"" is, essentially, nothing other than a biography of Jesus told in metaphors and described with the immense dramatic power, passion and religious emphasis of Handel.

Keith Jarrett - Handel - Suites For Keyboard (1995) {ECM 1530}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 12, 2017
Keith Jarrett - Handel - Suites For Keyboard (1995) {ECM 1530}

Keith Jarrett - Handel - Suites For Keyboard (1995) {ECM 1530}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 271MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque

While purists might claim that the jazz pianist Keith Jarrett’s disc of Handel’s keyboard suites is an example of the wrong performer on the wrong instrument, his straightforward conception and contrapuntal clarity underscore the solid foundation on which Handel’s most flamboyant fantasies were built. This one of Keith's finest classical performances, and essential listening for baroque enthusiasts.

Kiri Te Kanawa: Sorceress - A Handel Celebration [1994]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Feb. 24, 2017
Kiri Te Kanawa: Sorceress - A Handel Celebration [1994]

Kiri Te Kanawa: Sorceress - A Handel Celebration (Christopher Hogwood; The Academy of Ancient Music) [1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 298 MB
Classical | Label: Philips; Polygram Records | Catalog Number: 434 992-2 | TT: 77:55

Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa ONZ DBE AC (born 6 March 1944) is a New Zealand/Māori soprano who has had a highly successful international opera career since 1968. Acclaimed as one of the most beloved sopranos in both the United States and Britain she possesses a warm full lyric soprano voice, singing a wide array of works in multiple languages from the 17th to the 20th centuries. She is particularly associated with the works of Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, Handel and Puccini…

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 19, 2017
Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:12 | 779 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 907581

“[These suites] have rarely been recorded or promoted by harpsichordists during the most recent revival of interest in ‘early music.’” I realize that Richard Egarr is entitled to his own opinions—his liner notes on an earlier release, for example, likened the humor in Purcell’s harpsichord music to that of the wonderful old 1950s BBC comedy The Goon Show —but he’s not entitled to his own facts. Christopher Brodersen pointed out in a 2011 review of these works featuring Laurence Cummings ( Fanfare 34:5) that ArkivMusic listed nine complete sets played on the harpsichord, with several others on the piano. I find some of the suites have considerably more recordings than that, in 2014: 26 for the Suite in A Major, 28 for the Suite in D Minor, 25 for the Suite in E Minor, 47 for the Suite in E Major. If such numbers reflect rare recordings, I have to wonder what Egarr would consider a moderate number, let alone a frequent one.
Emma Kirkby, Paul Nicholson - Handel: The Occasional Songs (2001)

Emma Kirkby, Paul Nicholson - Handel: The Occasional Songs (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 76:10 | 369 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: SOMM Recordings | Catalog: B00005LVXK

Here is a side of Handel unfamiliar even to those knowledgeable about his music. Most of this CD is devoted to miscellaneous songs in English‚ many of them published in his time on song sheets‚ or in journals‚ or given to friends‚ or intended for use in the theatre. They are‚ generally‚ in a more popular vein than his familiar music‚ and often in the style used by such composers as Arne or Boyce‚ or lesser men‚ in their English songs. The best of them‚ to my taste‚ are the theatre songs: ‘I like the amorous youth’ is a specially charming piece‚ and ‘Love’s but the frailty of the mind’‚ a Congreve setting made for the admired actress­singer Kitty Clive‚ is an exquisite and touching little song‚ especially when sung as beautifully as it is here by Emma Kirkby.