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La Cetra Barockorchester, Vokalensemble Basel, Andrea Marcon - Handel: Parnasso in festa, HWV 73 (Live) (2017) [24/96]

La Cetra Barockorchester, Vokalensemble Basel, Andrea Marcon - Handel: Parnasso in festa, HWV 73 (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 116:40 minutes | 2.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Andrea Marcon and La Cetra Barockorchester & Vokalensemble Basel sparkle in this new release of Handel's forgotten masterpiece Parnasso in testa, recorded shortly before their hugely successful Netherlands premiere of the opera in November 2016.
The Hanover Band & Chorus, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Serse (1998)

The Hanover Band & Chorus, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Serse (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:56:12 | 880 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Conifer Classics | Catalog: 75605 51312 2

Nicholas McGegan has done more for the early music movement in America than nearly anyone else, and his tireless explorations of the byways of Baroque opera have put many fascinating works into the concert hall and onto recordings. He studied piano at London's Trinity College of Music and learned to play the flute while he was there, but entertained no special desire to study historical performance.
Musica Fiorita & Daniela Dolci - Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (2017)

Musica Fiorita & Daniela Dolci - Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:31 min | 271 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Well on time for St Cecilia’s Day on 22 November, Pan classics presents a new recording of the impressive ode composed by Handel. The fine Basel-based orchestra Musica Fiorita, conducted by Daniela Dolci, performs this well-known work with their trademark historically informed knowledge and elegance, perfectly translating Handel’s intentions in terms of underlining the text with very intentional use of musical affects. The Ode for St Cecilia’s Day is joined on this CD by the Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4, a further ocassion to appreciate the ensemble’s fine playing.
Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:04 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After several recordings on Ricercar and a first disc on Alpha, Actus Tragicus, containing early Bach cantatas, ‘of staggering profundity, purity and beauty’ (ffff Télérama), Lionel Meunier and his ensemble Vox Luminis devote this new project to two showpieces by Handel and Bach.
Julie Boulianne - Alma Oppressa - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias (2017)

Julie Boulianne - Alma Oppressa - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 58:45 min | 299 MB
Label: Analekta ‎– AN28780 | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Opera, Baroque

La mezzo-soprano québécoise Julie Boulianne, que les auditeurs français ont pu récemment entendre à Paris, Toulouse, Avignon, Limoges, Reims, Tours ou Nantes, et qui a fait voici quelques années ses débuts remarqués au MET de New York, nous propose un beau florilège d’aires de Haendel et Vivaldi, choisi parmi les héroïnes les plus tourmentées – d’où le titre de l’album, Alma opressa.
Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kolner Kammerchor - Handel: Theodora (2000)

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Handel: Theodora (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 664 Mb | Total time: 63:35+51:40+40:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 332 1019-2 | Recorded: 2000

Written in the summer of 1749, Theodora was premiered in London at Covent Garden Theatre on 16 March 1750. This work, which Handel considered his finest oratorio, was a failure at first - Handel said bitterly that the hall was so empty that "there was room enough to dance there." Part of this failure could be explained by the earthquake that hit London in February of the same year and caused the upper classes to flee the city, but another possibility is that the subject matter of the oratorio - the rebellion of a woman against the power of the state - was a bit ahead of its time.

Yo-Yo Ma - 30 Years Outside The Box (2009) (90 CDs Box Set)  Music

Posted by murena at Oct. 19, 2017
Yo-Yo Ma - 30 Years Outside The Box (2009) (90 CDs Box Set)

Yo-Yo Ma - 30 Years Outside The Box (2009) (90 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 90CDs, 92h 13min | 23,2 Gb | Covers & booklets (.pdf) -> 83 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Classical

This release celebrates and commemorates Yo-Yo Ma's 30 year recording career with Sony Music. Created with the full participation of Yo-Yo Ma, 30 Years Outside the Box, is the definitive collection of this iconic artist. The box set contains every original album Yo-Yo Ma has recorded including 2 discs of rare and never before released material.
George Petrou, Orchestra of Patras - Handel: Arianna in Creta (2005)

George Petrou, Orchestra of Patras - Handel: Arianna in Creta (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 759 Mb | Total time: 54:25+67:56+41:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 609 1375-2 | Recorded: 2005

In the winter of 1733-1734, the opera houses of London were abounding in Ariannas. In late December, Porpora's Arianna in Nasso was staged by the Opera of the Nobility. In late January, Handel's Arianna in Creta was staged by the composer's own opera company. Comparison, apparently, proved odious – and fatal: Porpora's Naxos Arianna has fallen from the repertoire while Handel's Cretan Arianna has barely hung on by her finger tips. This 2005 Greek performance with George Petrou leading the Orchestra of Patras is the work's first recording in decades – and, thankfully, it's quite fine. Most of the women soloists – and whether their characters are male or female, most of the parts here are sung by woman because most of the parts then were written for castratos – are terrific. Mata Katsuli is sweet but strong in the title role and Theodora Baka is especially effective and affecting as Alceste. The period instrument Orchestra of Patras is stylish, colorful, and lively, particularly the winds and brass playing in the finale. As captured in Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm characteristically crisp, deep, and detailed sound, this Arianna is well worth hearing by anyone who reveres the operas of the German-English composer.
(James Leonard)
Nicholas McGegan, The Hanover Band & Chorus - Handel: Serse, HWV 40 (2009)

Nicholas McGegan, The Hanover Band & Chorus - Handel: Serse, HWV 40 (2009)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 797 Mb | Total time: 68:47+65:41+42:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697532062 | Recorded: 1997

Serse has been one of my favorite Handel operas since I first heard the old Priestman LP on Westminster (Maureen Forrester in the title role, Lucia Popp as Romilda). Despite its frequent raggedness and "harpsichord on speed" continuo, this was a thoroughly dramatic and engaging performance. I've waited for decades for a new Serse which could benefit from the new performance standards we take for granted in baroque opera today. I was strongly disposed to like this disc, since although I've found McGegan a bit uneven in the past, his more recent Handel efforts, particularly Radamisto, have been superb. I can't fault the singers or orchestra in this performance, but the dramatic spark that makes Serse so special seems to me to be missing. I went back and compared my old Priestman recording and was even more convinced that the definitive Serse is yet to come. It's surprising there haven't been more recordings, since this work has a lot of potential appeal, and is one of Handel's most accomplished pieces. Maybe I'm just too picky, but I'd love to see someone reissue the Priestman on CD– and while they are at it, his equally engaging Rodelinda (fortunately, there is better competition for the latter).

Handel - Giove in Argo (Jupiter in Argos), HWV A14  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Feb. 18, 2011
Handel - Giove in Argo (Jupiter in Argos), HWV A14

Handel - Giove in Argo (Jupiter in Argos), HWV A14 (Sylvie Kraus & Matthias Beckert)
Classical | EAC | Flac(Image)+Cue, Logs, Scans | 2CD | 749.00 MB
September 25, 2007 | Musicaphon

This is an interesting addition to the Handel catalogue, a newly reconstructed version of a pasticcio that survives only in part. The work of course recycles music from other (and often rather obscure, like Berenice) Handel operas but interestingly incorporates some departures from the opera seria norm in the inclusion of several choruses - probably, as the notes indicate, an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the English oratorios. The notes also go briefly discuss the surviving text, the need to make editorial choices from other operas when the evidence is conjectural, and the composition of new recitatives for Acts II and III since the originals are lost.