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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.
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.
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.
George Frideric Handel: The Masterworks (2004) (40 CD Box Set)

George Frideric Handel: The Masterworks (2004) (40 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 40 CDs, 38:50:45 min | 5,21 Gb | Scans ->42 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

George Frederick Handel (1685-1759), one of the preeminent Baroque composers, was born in Germany, educated in Italy, and spent most of his career in England, making him one of the first genuinely cosmopolitan composers noted, for the elegance, sophistication, and tunefulness of his music. He established his reputation in London as a composer of Italian opera, but after public taste shifted in the 1730s, he turned to English oratorios, the most famous of which is Messiah. Other popular works include Water Music, Royal Fireworks Music, the operas Giulio Cesare and Serse, and the oratorios Israel in Egypt and Judas Maccabeus.
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, 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.