Armida Handel

The Great Mr. Handel (1942)  

Posted by ChumPaa at Nov. 29, 2015
The Great Mr. Handel (1942)

The Great Mr. Handel (1942)
A Film by Norman Walker
DVDRip | MKV | Lang: English | Subs: None | 1h 38min | 704x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps | 1.36 GB
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music

The tumultuous life of 18th-century composer Handel is chronicled in this dramatic biography. The story begins when the self-exiled German composer adopts England as his new homeland. While there, he and the bishop of the Anglican Church get into a heated argument while they rehearse a choir for the upcoming royal coronation. The fight is over who is the better Englishman, the bishop, a native, or the ex-patriate Handel, who deliberately chose his nationality. The argumentative composer also has a row with the Prince of Wales, but he makes it up to him by writing the "Messiah." Much of the musical score is comprised of Handel's work.
Handel - Rinaldo (Harry Bicket, David Daniels, Debora York) [2001]

Handel - Rinaldo (Harry Bicket, David Daniels, Debora York) [2001]
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR Auto Letterboxed | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (DTS, 5 ch), (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.68 GB + 4.05 GB (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: ArtHaus | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | +3% Recovery | 163 min + 54 min (bonus)

Rinaldo’s libretto, based on Torquato Tasso’s Gerusalemme liberata, relates the siege of Jerusalem, during the first Crusade, by the Christian army lead by Godefroy de Bouillon. In this production, Goffredo is a preacher – nice suit and white teeth – who seems to be in conflict with the vamp Armida and her night club called “Gerusalemme”. Argante is the Saracen bouncer of the night club and particularly resistant to Goffredo’s speech. Almirena, Goffredo’s daughter, is a good looking maid who appears looking like a sort of Jeanne d’Arc but rapidly changes into a pom-pom girl. She is lusted after by Armida for her night club and is used by her father to manipulate or at least to motivate Rinaldo – an Eliott Ness or Dick Tracy like hero. Note that Almirena’s capture, which precedes and triggers Rinaldo’s famous lament “Cara sposa”, looks like a tribute to Hitchcock’s Birds.
Haydn Joseph - Armida (Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Cecilia Bartoli, Patricia Petibon) [2000]

Haydn Joseph - Armida (Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Cecilia Bartoli, Patricia Petibon) [2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 625.64 MB
Classical | Label: Teldec | Catalog Number: 8573-81108-2

Most opera lovers by now are familiar with Armida and her crew: Handel, Gluck, and any number of other composers were mad over the story of the enchantress and her attempts to lure the hero Rinaldo away from his crusading duties and into her enchanted isle. The form is essentially opera seria, but Haydn was too great a composer to be restricted by its rigidity and therefore gives us scenes in many forms: arioso leading into aria, accompanied recitative leading to big confrontational arias, and more… –Robert Levine,
BBC - The Birth of British Music (2009) Part 2: Handel - The Conquering Hero

BBC - The Birth of British Music (2009) Part 2: Handel - The Conquering Hero
PDTVRip by JungleBoy | AVI/RAR | 720x400 | XviD 1651kbps 25.000fps | AC-3 128kbps (2 chnls)
Language: English | Subtitle: English | Runtime: 59min | 791MB | 5% Recovery
Genre: Documentary

The second of four programmes focuses on Handel, who made his home in Britain and became a celebrity and national icon in the process. In an unusual take on John Gay's 'The Beggar's Opera', Charles invites comedian Phill Jupitus to take a new approach to the music along with acclaimed folk singers Rachel and Becky Unthank, guitarist Adrian Utley from Portishead, and jazz drummer Martin France.
George Frideric Handel - Cantatas (Agrippina - Armida - Lucrezia) - Eva Mei - Il Giardino Armonico

George Frideric Handel - Cantatas (Agrippina - Armida - Lucrezia) - Eva Mei - Il Giardino Armonico
Classical | Teldec - Wea
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.
Murray Perahia - Brahms: Handel Variations (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Murray Perahia - Brahms: Handel Variations (2010)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Sony Classical

This release sees Murray Perahia returning to Brahms after a significant series of excellent Bach recordings for Sony Classical. His 1991 Sony recording of the Sonata No.3 has an assortment of Intermezzos and Rhapsodies as a filler, but this new disc sees Perahia taking the later opus numbers head-on, working up to them chronologically via the Handel Variations and Rhapsodies Op.79 which, as Katrin Eich says in her booklet notes, each represent an ‘end point’ at certain stages in Brahms’ compositional output.

Handel - Radamisto (Nicholas McGegan) (1994)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Nov. 13, 2016
Handel - Radamisto (Nicholas McGegan) (1994)

Handel - Radamisto (Nicholas McGegan)
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 907111.13 | 1994 | TT: 62:16+72:21+55:34 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 810 Mb

The impressive discography of Handel operas and oratorios from Nicholas McGegan continues with this recording of Radamisto, made following staged performances of the opera at the 1993 Göttingen Handel Festival. Generally speaking, McGegan has derived better results in those sets using the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (as here) than in those made with his Californian forces. The German players sustain his brisk tempi with relative ease, though McGegan’s penchant for spiky staccato and short, snatched phrases rather than long lines does not always do the music full justice. The stars are the countertenor Ralf Popken in the title role and Juliana Gondek as his long-suffering wife, Zenobia. Popken has the technique to get round the heroics of ‘Perfido’ with ease, yet delivers the expressive slow numbers, such as ‘Cara sposa’, with exquisite eloquence. Gondek is equally versatile: formidable in her rage arias, touching in the griefstricken ‘Quando mai’. (Barry Millington)
Orchestre de Chambre, Jean Francois Paillard - Handel: Water Music, Music For The Royal Fireworks (199?)

Orchestre de Chambre, Jean Francois Paillard - Handel: Water Music/Music For The Royal Fireworks (199?)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 363 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Genre: classical

Handel: Water Music/Music For The Royal Fireworks is a CD by the Orchestre de Chambre, conducted by Jean Francois Paillard. It is released by Erato as part of the label's Collection Bonsai series. It has no release date but Discogs says other associated titles in this series are of early 90's vintage and the credits state they are originally recordings released in 1962 and 1973. No other credits are on the disc.