George Frideric Händel

George Frideric Händel - English Arias (re-post)  Music

Posted by frangarbla at May 29, 2012
George Frideric Händel - English Arias (re-post)

George Frideric Händel - English Arias (1995) (re-post)
EAC secure mode FLAC (image+cue+log) | 339.96 Mb | 65:57 minutes | Full artwork & covers.
classical, opera | Hyperion Records (pure digital DDD), Recorded on 9-11 March 1995

The English passion for the oratorio is largely due to Handel, who was forced to find a new style of music with which to rekindle the interest of the public. For twenty years he had been presenting operas in London, but the last seasons had been increasingly unsuccessful as audiences took against attending staged works in Italian. The prior success of 'Esther' had launched 'oratorio' in London, and set Handel on a compositional path which was to prove his principal sphere of work for the rest of his life...

George Frideric Händel - Amadigi Di Gaula (Highlights)  

Posted by frangarbla at May 25, 2012
George Frideric Händel - Amadigi Di Gaula (Highlights)

George Frideric Handel - Amadigi Di Gaula (Highlights) (1991) (re-post)
EAC secure mode FLAC (image+cue+log) | 332.97 Mb | 72:23 minutes | Full info & Covers.
classical, opera | Erato Records, recorded between November & December 1989, published in 1991

Amadigi di Gaula (HWV 11) is an opera with music by George Frideric Handel. The identity of the librettist is not known for certain. Previous consensus had been that John Jacob Heidegger was the librettist, but more recent research has indicated that that the librettist was more likely to be Giacomo Rossi, with Nicola Francesco Haym as another candidate....

George Frideric Händel - Samson (1993)  

Posted by frangarbla at May 28, 2010
George Frideric Händel - Samson (1993)

George Frideric Händel - Samson
DbPowerAmp secure mode FLAC (tracks+log, no cue) + MP3 (320 kbps CBR) | 651.61 Mb (FLAC) + 366.45 Mb (MP3) | 147:44 minutes | Full info & covers.
classical, baroque, sacred | TELDEC Records, Recorded at the Musikverein, Vienna, May 1992. Cd published in 1993
George Frideric Händel - Samson (1993)

Samson (HWV 57) is an oratorio by George Frideric Handel. It was based on a libretto by Newburgh Hamilton, who based it on Milton's Samson Agonistes, which in turn was based on the figure Samson in Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges. Samson is considered one of Handel's finest dramatic works. The premiere was given in London on 18 February 1743...

George Frideric Händel - Radamisto (1994)  Music

Posted by frangarbla at April 22, 2010
George Frideric Händel - Radamisto (1994)

George Frideric Händel - Radamisto
DbPowerAmp, FLAC (tracks, log, no cue) + MP3 (320 kbps CBR) | 917.85 Mb (FLAC) + 448.43 (MP3) | 190:14 minutes | Full info & Covers.
classical, opera | Harmonia Mundi Records, recorded at the Stadthalle, Göttingen, Germany on June 14-18, 1993, published in 1994

Radamisto (HWV 12) is an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel. It was Handel's first opera for the Royal Academy of Music and was first performed at the King's Theatre, London on 27 April 1720 and was judged to be a success, resulting in 10 further performances...

George Frideric Händel - Faramondo (1996) (world premiere recording)  Music

Posted by frangarbla at April 19, 2010
George Frideric Händel - Faramondo (1996) (world premiere recording)

George Frideric Händel - Faramondo
EAC Rip, FLAC (image + log + cue) + MP3 (320 kbps CBR) | 865.02 Mb (FLAC) + 397.49 (MP3) | 170:14 minutes | Full info & Covers.
classical, opera | VOX Classics Records, recorded at the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Paul, New York City during spring, 1996, published in 1996

Faramondo (Pharamond, HWV 39) is an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to an Italian text adapted from Apostolo Zeno's Faramondo. This opera drew a blank with its first audiences in 1738...
George Frideric Händel - Amadigi Di Gaula (Highlights) (1991)

George Frideric Händel - Amadigi Di Gaula (Highlights)
DbPowerAmp, FLAC (tracks, log, no cue) + MP3 (320 kbps CBR) | 360.09 Mb (FLAC) + 169.49 (MP3) |72:23 minutes | Full info & Covers.
classical, opera | Erato Records, recorded at the Maison De La Radio, Studio 103, Paris between November & December 1989, published in 1991

Amadigi di Gaula (HWV 11) is an opera with music by George Frideric Handel. The identity of the librettist is not known for certain. Previous consensus had been that John Jacob Heidegger was the librettist, but more recent research has indicated that that the librettist was more likely to be Giacomo Rossi, with Nicola Francesco Haym as another candidate...

George Frideric Händel – Imeneo (1986)  Music

Posted by frangarbla at Jan. 25, 2010
George Frideric Händel – Imeneo (1986)

George Frideric Händel – Imeneo
DbPowerAmp, FLAC (tracks, no log) + MP3 (320 kbps CBR) | 598.86 Mb (FLAC) + 257.51 Mb (MP3) | 82:39 minutes | Info & covers.
classical, opera | VoxBox Records, Recorded in 1986

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. The first modern production was in Halle on 13 March 1960...
George Frideric Händel - Arias for Cuzzoni, Durastanti, Senesimo & Montagnana (4 cd's, 1986-91)

George Frideric Händel - Arias for Cuzzoni, Durastanti, Senesimo & Montagnana
DbPowerAmp, FLAC (tracks, no log) + MP3 (320 kbps CBR) | 1362.74 Mb (FLAC) + 756.19 Mb (MP3) + 97.22 Mb (artwork) | 240:35 minutes | Full artwork & covers.
classical, opera | Harmonia Mundi France Records, Recorded between November 1986 and October 1991 in California. Cd issued on July 10, 1996

This bargain-priced box set is a must-have for anyone who loves Handel's operas. Whilst Nicholas McGegan has had his critics over some of his Goettingen recordings, it cannot be denied that he has rescued some of Handel's finest arias and operas from the dustbin of History...
George Frideric Händel & Wolfgang Amadesus Mozart - Acis Und Galatea

George Frideric Händel & Wolfgang Amadesus Mozart - Acis Und Galatea
MP3 (320@ CBR) | 254.20 Mb | 103:32 minutes | Full artwork and covers.
classical, opera | Archiv Records, Recorded at the Henry Wood Hall, London on August 1991.

Acis and Galatea (HWV 49) was originally a masque composed by George Frideric Händel. He first composed this piece while he was living at Cannons (the seat of James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos) during the summer of 1718. It is set to a libretto by John Gay, Alexander Pope, and John Hughes, who borrowed freely from John Dryden's English translation of Ovid published in 1717, The Story of Acis, Polyphemus and Galatea...

George Frideric Händel – Ombra Mai Fù (2002)  Music

Posted by frangarbla at Oct. 28, 2009
George Frideric Händel – Ombra Mai Fù (2002)

George Frideric Händel – Ombra Mai Fù
DbPowerAMP, FLAC (tracks, no cue) + MP3 (320@ CBR) | 379.78 Mb (FLAC) + 183.97 Mb (MP3) | 76:21 minutes | Full artwork and covers.
classical, baroque, opera | Harmonia Mundi Records, Recorded between 1999 and 2002

No more making allowances for countertenors–now the best of the breed have voices as rich and as varied as those of any other range. Exhibit A: Gramophone cover boy Andreas Scholl...