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.
Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou, Il Pomo d'Oro, Lauren Snouffer - Handel: Ottone, HWV 15 (2017) [24/96]

Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou, Il Pomo d'Oro, Lauren Snouffer - Handel: Ottone, HWV 15 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 202:31 minutes | 3.65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Handel’s Ottone, re di Germania is presented here in a new recording by Max Emanuel Cencic and a superb cast, under the baton of George Petrou with Il Pomo d’Oro.

Sonya Yoncheva - Handel (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at June 3, 2017
Sonya Yoncheva - Handel (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sonya Yoncheva - Handel (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:41 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sonya Yoncheva devotes her second solo album to the music of Handel, showing another facet of her wide-ranging repertoire. Being an alumna of William Christie’s Le Jardin des Voix, the Baroque era formed her musical understanding at an early stage of her career, laying the foundation for her versatile & broad-reaching repertoire. Currently praised as “the best Traviata in the world at present” (Die Welt), Sonya Yoncheva is one of today’s fastest rising opera stars.
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.
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.