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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.
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 Baroque Chamber Orchestra - Handel, Bononcini: Muzio Scevola [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.
Christian Schmitt - Handel: Complete Organ Concertos (2009) (5 CD Box Set)

Christian Schmitt - Handel: Complete Organ Concertos (2009) (5 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 5 CDs, 04:24:12 min | 616 mb | Scans ->8 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

The first complete recording of the Breitkopf Urtext Edition of the organ concertos of George Frideric Handel. Handel's organ concertos enjoy a wide popularity, they are brilliant concert pieces, in which the organ plays a joyous, "worldly" part. Christian Schmitt is one of the most promising young organists in Germany, having won several international competitions. A welcome debut on Brilliant Classics of the famous Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, who play with great clarity and lively articulation, under the baton of Nicol Matt.

Dorothea Craxton - Handel: Nine German Arias, Gloria (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 25, 2018
Dorothea Craxton - Handel: Nine German Arias, Gloria (2011)

Dorothea Craxton - Handel: Nine German Arias, Gloria (2011)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:52 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.572587

This album of Handel vocal selections should delight the listener with its clear, bell-like soprano and its period orchestra, its Handelian melismas and reverential songs to God. Soprano Dorothea Craxton sings with such a beautiful, creamy sound and smooth technique that one does not hear her breaths. However, this album disappoints for the sole reason that the recording quality is off-balance, often relegating Craxton to sound like a member of the ensemble as opposed to soloist (or being overpowered by one of the ensemble).
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)
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.
Lucy Crowe, Andrew Staples, Christopher Purves - Handel: Messiah (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lucy Crowe, Andrew Staples, Christopher Purves - Handel: Messiah (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 135:02 minutes | 2.41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

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.
Ensemble Amarillis - Handel: Melodies in Mind (Suites & Trio Sonatas) (2018)

Ensemble Amarillis - Handel: Melodies in Mind (Suites & Trio Sonatas) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 353 MB
Label: Evidence | Tracks: 27 | Time: 63:03 min

When the ensemble Amarillis focuses on Handel, the musicians reinvent the genre of the baroque suite. They take advantage of their variable geometry formation to concoct a joyous musical ballet in homage to the most Italian of the English composers. No voice here, and yet what lyricism in these pages! Thanks to transcriptions that constantly renew the instrumentation of the program, the performers, led by Héloïse Gaillard (flute) and Violaine Cochard (harpsichord), emphasize the colours of this contrasting and special anthology of Handels Suites and Trio Sonatas.
Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Handel: Streams of pleasure (2011)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Handel: Streams of pleasure (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 391 Mb | Total time: 75:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5261 | Recorded: 2011

This much-awaited recording, where Canadian singers Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Karina Gauvin perform some of the most beautiful arias composed by Handel showcases outstanding and conniving talent. This project was born from a collaboration with Alan Curtis and his Complesso Barocco, one of the most famous and renowned ensembles in the baroque music field. The 15 arias, performed in solo or in duet, are jewels from 9 oratorios that use material from the Bible and provide a large overview of Handel's genius to depict each emotion, from tenderness to fury.