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Handel – Operas; Rinaldo; Flavio; Giulio Cesare; Duetti e cantata da camera (René Jacobs) (Re-Up)

Handel – Rinaldo; Flavio; Giulio Cesare; Duetti e cantata da camera (Rene Jacobs)
Baroque | 9 CD | EAC | APE+CUE, LOG | Covers | TT 10h 35’ | 2,59 GB
Freiburger Barockorchester, Ensemble 415, Concerto Köln, Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs
Recirding: 1978, 1990, 1991, 2003 | Released: 2008 | Label: Harmonia Mundi

The real prize in this jam packed nine-CD set is of course the incandescent recording of Giulio Cesare with some of the most phenomenal singing on record by Larmore, Schlick, and Fink. When this came out it created quite a stir, given it is about as complete as it ever has been, and filled with Jacob’s searching and trend-setting conducting. While it won’t displace favorites of yesteryear, those recordings are of a different era and style altogether, and here the opera comes together in a manner fully redolent of what Handel must have envisioned.
Alan Curtis, Maite Beaumont, Il Complesso Barocco, Simone Kermes - Handel: La Maga Abbandonata (2003)

Alan Curtis, Maite Beaumont, Il Complesso Barocco, Simone Kermes - Handel: La Maga Abbandonata (2003)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:27 | 327 MB
Genre: Baroque, Opera, Vocal | Label: DHM | Catalog: 74321 95644 2

Equally known for his live performances and musicological work in establishing new performing practices for early opera, Alan Curtis enjoyed a fruitful career. A scholar, as well as a conductor and harpsichordist, Curtis edited several important works with an appreciation for authenticity, effective performance, and – in the case of opera – stage-worthiness. Several of his best recordings were issued in the 1990s and in the new millennium. Curtis studied first at Michigan State University and attained his bachelor's degree there in 1955.
Julie Boulianne - Alma Oppressa - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Julie Boulianne - Alma Oppressa - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 58:45 min | 2.13 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Analekta | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The characters brought to life in the Baroque-era operas of great composers such as Handel and Vivaldi – protagonists whose passions, loves, misfortunes, hopes, and longings unfold before us on stage – are, in reality, musical depictions of the myriad journeys experienced by the human soul.

Julie Boulianne - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 31, 2017
Julie Boulianne - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias (2017)

Julie Boulianne - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:45 min | 287 MB
Label: Analekta | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

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.
Julie Boulianne, Clavecin en Concert, Luc Beauséjour - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias (2017)

Julie Boulianne, Clavecin en Concert, Luc Beauséjour - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias (2017)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:52 | 135 MB
Label: Groupe Analekta | Release Year: 2017

The Quebec mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne, whom the French listeners have recently heard in Paris, Toulouse, Avignon, Limoges, Reims, Tours or Nantes, A fine collection of Haendel and Vivaldi areas, chosen among the most tormented heroines - hence the title of the album, Alma opressa. She is accompanied by the Montreal ensemble Clavecin in concert, conducted by master and harpsichord by Luc Beauséjour. The majority of these tunes come from works rarely given, such as Imeneo or Lotario de Handel (alongside a few tubes by Rinaldo or Giulio Cesare) or L'incoronazione di Dario, Armida al campo by Egitto or Andromeda liberata by Vivaldi , Masterpieces of vocal virtuosity that go so well with the supple voice of Julie Boulianne, and which one will discover here with pleasure.

George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 6, 2015
George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)

George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,23 Gb
Label: Sony / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Release Year: 2009

This set contains 8 operas by Handel in 22 CDs. In many ways, this box is a mix-bag: some of them performed in the "traditional style" with severe cuts, and others in "historically-informed" performances. Selection includes some of the most popular Handel operas and some of the rarely-performed. It's the latter category that one should pay closer attention.

Handel - Rinaldo (Ottavio Dantone) (2012) [Full Blu-ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Oct. 16, 2014
Handel - Rinaldo (Ottavio Dantone) (2012) [Full Blu-ray]

Handel - Rinaldo (Ottavio Dantone) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25643 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 190 min | 42,2 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4415 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch

Skin-tight rubber and lacrosse sticks bring contemporary chic to this timeless fantasy of warriors and witches in Robert Carsen's fun-filled transformation of Handel's first London triumph. Conducting from the keyboard just as Handel himself did, Ottavio Dantone leads a youthful cast of today's luminaries in the dramatic art of Baroque opera, the 'affecting' Sonia Prina, the 'unadorned intensity' of Anett Fritsch and 'fire-breathing flair' (The Observer) of Brenda Rae.
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.
Il Caro Sassone - Handel In Italy - Lucy Crowe, Harry Bicket, English Concert (2011)

Il Caro Sassone - Handel In Italy - Lucy Crowe, Harry Bicket, English Concert (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 313 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 907559

Soprano Lucy Crowe joins The English Concert led by Harry Bicket in this dazzling programme of Handel arias and cantatas dating from his 1706-10 sojourn in Italy, where he was affectionately dubbed ‘the dear Saxon’. 2nd in the 2005 Kathleen Ferrier and a Wigmore Young Artist, Lucy Crowe made her debuts with Scottish Opera as Sophie in 'Der Rosenkavalier' and ENO as Poppea in 'Agrippina', both to great critical acclaim.
Handel - Ensembles L'arte del mondo, Pera - Amor Oriental [Harmonia Mundi 88697857492] {2011}

Handel - L'arte del mondo / Pera - Handel alla turca: Amor Oriental
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 352 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # 88697857492 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical, Oriental | Style: Crossover