Neumann Handel

George Frideric Handel - Alexander's Feast & Ode For St- Cecilia's Day {2x Hybrid-SACDs // PS3-ISO}

George Frideric Handel - Alexander's Feast & Ode For St- Cecilia's Day
Kölner Kammerchor / Collegium Cartusianum / Peter Neumann
PS3 SACD ISO: 3,18 GB & 4,42 GB| Stereo + Multichannel DSD | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Carus # 83.424 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Oratorio
Claudio Monteverdi - Kölner Kammerchor / Peter Neumann - Madrigals (1996, MDG "Gold" # 332 0081-2) [RE-UP]

Claudio Monteverdi - Madrigals
Kölner Kammerchor / Peter Neumann
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 191 MB | Full Artwork: 65 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 332 0081-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1996
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Renaissance, Early Baroque, Vocal

„… the release of a special audiophile treat. It is not without reason that French critics have just awarded the choir the ‘Diapason d’or’ prize.“ (K Int’l)
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 - L'Allegro, il Penserioso ed il Moderato (Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum) (2013)

Handel - L'Allegro, il Penserioso ed il Moderato (Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Keohane, Doyle, Hulett, Wolf, Kammerchor) (2013)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Track+Cue, Log | Covers | 631 MB
Label: Carus | Catalog N.: 83.395 | TT: CD1:60'06, CD2:59'12

Little by little, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (1740) is gaining recognition as one of Handel's masterpieces. The idea of interleaving passages from John Milton's twinned poems delineating two extremes of human temperament clearly inspired the composer; the actual literary work was done initially by James Harris and amended by Charles Jennens. The composer also had Jennens pen a final section praising the integration of "Mirth" and "Melancholy" into "Moderation."
Telemann - Concertos - Soloits & Orchestra of the Czech Philharmonic - Vaclav Neumann (1988)

Telemann - Concertos - Soloits & Orchestra of the Czech Philharmonic - Vaclav Neumann (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (img + cue), LOG | TT 65:37 | Covers (jpg 300 dpi) | RAR 346 MB (3% Recovery)
Supraphon | Czechoslovakia | 11 0645-2 011 | 1988

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), He cast his concertos - almost a hundred are known to exist - in the traditional form of the four-movement suite (slow-fast-slow-fast), but also used the three-movement form established by Vivaldi. Although the slow movements disclose a greater degree of originality, the fast ones are more effective. In some of Telemann's concertos, the character of the themes and the structure of the movements point beyond the Baroque style to the early Classical period (e.g. the last movement of the Concerto for Oboe d'amore). The distinctive harmonies of some of the parts also underscore Telemann's opinion that, although the possibilities of melodic invention may become exhausted, it is always possible to vary the harmony.

Handel – Brockes-Passion HWV 48 (Peter Neumann)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at May 15, 2010
Handel – Brockes-Passion HWV 48 (Peter Neumann)

Handel – Brockes-Passion HWV 48 (Peter Neumann)
Baroque | 2 CD | EAC | APE+CUE, LOG | Scans| CD1: 78:25: CD2: 74:58 | 665.21 MB
Kölner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum, Peter Neumann
Recorded live, 17-19 May 2009, St Johann Church, Schaffhausen | Released: 2010 | Label: CARUS

Handel - Alessandro (Sigiswald Kuijken) [2011/1985]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 26, 2017
Handel - Alessandro (Sigiswald Kuijken) [2011/1985]

Handel - Alessandro (Sigiswald Kuijken) [2011/1985]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88697856552 | TT: 207.03 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 927 Mb

A hit in its first run in 1726, in London and elsewhere, Alessandro has had less success in our day. It is a demanding and lengthy work. The story moves quickly and is fairly silly, and meant to be. This Alexander conquers Ossidraca during the overture, but manages to bungle his subsequent amatory assaults, which constitute the rest of the opera. All manages to end well for him in the nick of time, however, as a good lieto fine requires. The performance takes just over three hours, though Bernd Feuchtner, the author of the notes, claims that London audiences in 1726 were in the theater for five.

Handel - Alcina (Ferdinand Leitner) [2008/1959]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 25, 2017
Handel - Alcina (Ferdinand Leitner) [2008/1959]

Handel - Alcina (Ferdinand Leitner) [2008/1959]
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon 002894778017 | TT: 73.35+78.18 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 729 Mb

This recording is the first official release in any format of this once-in-a-lifetime concert performance featuring Dame Joan Sutherland and Fritz Wunderlich. In 1959 performances of Handel were just beginning to embrace the original instrument movement making this recording an invaluable historic record of performance practice. In addition to musicological interest, the CDs present Joan Sutherland at the beginning of her illustrious career in the full bloom of youth. She was flown in as a last minute replacement for the scheduled soprano and proceeded to give a virtuoso performance of the demanding title role. Full of Handel's gorgeous melodies and with vocal fireworks in bountiful supply, it is no wonder that Sutherland completely awed the German public. She is joined by Fritz Wunderlich, the acclaimed German tenor, in their one-and-only collaboration. He as well was a last minute replacement and rises to the exacting demands of Handel. His rich and pliant tone is perfectly suited to the technical and dramatic demands of the opera.

Handel - Poro, Re dell'Indie (Fabio Biondi) [1994]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 17, 2017
Handel - Poro, Re dell'Indie (Fabio Biondi) [1994]

Handel - Poro, Rè dell'Indie (Fabio Biondi) [1994]
Classical | Opus 111 OPS 30-113/115 | TT: 65.55+50.42+50.46| EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 773 Mb

"Poro, re dell'Indie" (HWV 28) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The Italian-language libretto was adapted from Alessandro nell'Indie by Metastasio, and based on Alexander the Great's encounter with King Porus in 326 BC. The libretto had already been set to music by Leonardo Vinci in 1729 and by Antonio Vivaldi among others and was used as the text for more than sixty operas throughout the 18th century. The opera was first given at the King's Theatre in London on 2 February 1731 and on 15 further occasions. A run of 16 performances was a mark of success for the time as is the fact that the work was revived on 23 December 1731, and again in a revised form on 8 December 1736. It was also given in Hamburg and Brunswick.