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George Frideric Handel - Arminio, HWV 36 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

George Frideric Handel - Arminio, HWV 36 (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.81GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download , Decca Classics

This Decca Classics release is the first ever complete recording of Arminio, with only one previous incomplete performance available. Described by one contemporary commentator as a miracle, and another as in every respect excellent & vastly pleasing, Arminio is ripe for reappraisal and new presentation.
George Frideric Handel - Collegium Cartusianum - Belshazzar [HWV 61] (2001, MDG "Gold" # 332 1079-2) [RE-UP]

George Frideric Handel - Belshazzar [HWV 61] (3xCD)
Kölner Kammerchor / Collegium Cartusianum / Peter Neumann
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,06 GB | MP3 CBR 320: 404 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 332 1079-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2001
Genre: Classical | Hoster: Style: Baroque, Oratorio

From bar one, I felt an assurance and naturalness about the rhythms, a clarity and tonal richness in the orchestral and vocal texture, a stylishness of phrasing and embellishment, and a sheer zest and power of dramatic presentation that add up to a totally convincing and gripping whole. […] Neumann and his team have excelled themselves, and so has Handel, and anyone who thinks 18th-century music wanting in musico-dramatic force is urged to acquire this magnificent set without delay.
George Frideric Handel - Collegium Cartusianum - Saul [HWV 53] (1998, MDG "Gold" # 332 0801-2) [RE-UP]

George Frideric Handel - Saul [HWV 53] (3xCD)
Kölner Kammerchor / Collegium Cartusianum / Peter Neumann
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 955 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 332 0801-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1998
Genre: Classical | Hoster: Style: Oratorio

…Against the competition, this new German recording rates very high. It is certainly superior to Harnoncourt's heavily cut and somewhat mannered Teldec reissue.
Handel - Messiah, HWV 56 (Andrew Davis, Battle, Quivar, Aler, Ramey) [2008]

Handel - Messiah, HWV 56 (Andrew Davis, Toronto Symphony Orchestra & Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Battle, Quivar, Aler, Ramey) [2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 555 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | TT: CD1:73’02; CD2:73’00

There are two English Davises, both conductors: Colin and Andrew–no relation. Colin recorded a landmark Messiah which is still available on Philips at budget price. This one is another matter entirely. Andrew Davis certainly knows this music, and he hits the big moments with gusto. But Messiah is more than big moments, and despite an excellent cast of soloists, there's too little involvement with the music (especially from Kathleen Battle) in the arias and more intimate moments to make this a clear recommendation. It's not bad, but the competition is just that much better. –David Hurwitz
Handel - Saul, HWV 53 (Dresdner Kammerchor & Barockorchester, Hans-Christoph Rademann) (2008)

Handel - Saul, HWV 53 (Dresdner Kammerchor & Barockorchester, Hans-Christoph Rademann) (2008)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 783.01 MB
Label: Carus | TT: 165.:07

Saul is among Handel’s most dramatic oratorios. As in almost no other Handel oratorio, the exciting drama of this work shows how close it was to the opera of that time. Through the use of harp and glockenspiel in the orchestra he impressively portrays the history of Saul and David with the sounds of ancient Israel.
Handel - Orlando, HWV 31 (Jean-Claude Malgoire, Christophe Dumaux, Elena de la Merced) (2010)

Handel - Orlando, HWV 31 (Malgoire) (2010)
APE, IMG+CUE, LOG, Complete Artwork (jpg) => 847 MB | CD1:56’39; CD2:47’13; CD3:53’42
EAC Rip | Classical/Opera/Vocal | Label: K617 Records | FSonic.com

In his setting of Orlando (drawn from Tasso s Orlando furioso) Handel offers us a score of remarkable dramatic power, diversity and originality. Orlando s mad scene and his slumber aria are among the composer s most striking creations. Everything in the opera arouses admiration: the extremely varied scoring, the exuberant vocal writing, the rhythmic invention, and the supple melodies. Includes an essay on opera seria, or not so seria, by Baroque pioneer Jean-Claude Malgoire, himself.

George Frideric Handel - Il Pastor Fido, HWV 8c (McGegan)  

Posted by hanswurst at Dec. 22, 2008
George Frideric Handel - Il Pastor Fido, HWV 8c (McGegan)

George Frideric Handel - Il Pastor Fido (McGegan)
Genre: Baroque Opera | 2CD | FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Covers & Booklet (PDF) | 728 MB
1988 recording, 1994 release | Publisher: Hungaroton HCD 121912-13

Handel - Imeneo  

Posted by Boccaccio at Jan. 19, 2008
Handel - Imeneo

Score of Händel's Imeneo
Chrysander | Edition 1885 | 124 pages | Single jpgs (1000x1400) in a zip-file | 23 MB

Imeneo (Hymen) (HWV 41) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The Italian-language libretto was adapted from Silvio Stampiglia's Imeneo. Handel had begun composition in September 1738, but did not complete the score until 1740. The opera received its first performance at the Lincoln's Inn Fields in London on 22 November 1740, and received another performance on 13 December. Handel then revised the score, and this revised version received concert performances in Dublin, on 24 and 31 March 1742.[1] The first modern production was in Halle on 13 March 1960. The work was soon after performed in Birmingham in 1961, under the direction of Anthony Lewis.[2] Lewis also led the first London revival of the opera since Handel's time, in 1972 at the Royal Academy of Music.[3] Lewis has prepared a performing edition of the opera.[4]
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.
Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68045 | Time: 00:59:48

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr here assemble all the viola da gamba sonatas written by three composers born in the propitious year of 1685: one each by Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, and three by JS Bach. Isserlis plays them on the gamba’s modern cousin, the cello, and the microphone loves his playing, picking up all the nuances and scampering asides from his soft-spoken instrument which can sometimes get lost in big concert halls. Egarr on harpsichord matches Isserlis’s eloquence and rambunctious energy all the way. The dreamy, airy slow movement of Bach’s Sonata in G minor brings telling use of vibrato as Isserlis circles around Egarr, his playing at once idiomatic and soulful. An extra cellist reinforces the bass line in the Handel and Scarlatti, in which the composers give the harpsichordist only a framework; Egarr’s imaginative realisations ensure that even when Scarlatti is at his most repetitive, he is never dull.