Armida Handel

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.

Handel - Caro Amor - Das Schönste aus Handels Opern  Music

Posted by First Amendment at March 13, 2011
Handel - Caro Amor - Das Schönste aus Handels Opern

Handel - Caro Amor - Das Schönste aus Handels Opern
EAC | Tracks | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Covers & Booklet (jpg) | 2 RAR (647 MB)
2 CD | Classical | 2009 | Sony | Playing Time: 131'39"

In 2009 the music world celebrates the 250th anniversary of Georg Friedich Handel's death.
"Caro Amor" presents on 2 CDs the most beautiful and expressive arias from his most famous operas and oratorios, performed by the best in their field: Ian Bostridge ("Ombra mai fu", "Where'er you walk"), Maria Bayo ("Lascia ch'io pianga"), Vesselina Kasarova ("Caro Amor"), Nuria Rial and Lawrence Zazzo ("Alma mia, dolce ristoro", "Caro amico amplesso"), Angelika Kirchschlager ("Qui d'Amor," "Scherza Infida","Cara Spem"), Marijana Mijanovic ("Qual nave smarrita"), Annette Dasch ("Ah Crudele") and instrumental gems, played by Gabor Boldoczki ("Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"), Il Complesso Barocco, Kammerorchester Basel, etc. The double CD will be released as a high quality 2 CD digipak with a very attractive cover and is the right product for the many fans of beautiful Baroque music.

Handel - Rinaldo (Fisher)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Feb. 19, 2011
Handel - Rinaldo (Fisher)

Handel - Rinaldo (Fisher)
Classical | EAC | Flac(Image)+Cue, Logs, Scans | 2CD | 615.11 MB
January 1, 2008 | Nuova Era Internazionale

Rinaldo by G.F. Handel, first performed on 27th February 1711 in London, belongs to the short but rich series of operas on magical subjects that the composer produced between 1710 and 1735. Both the musical and dramatic material of the opera are handled in eighteenth century fashion, especially evident in the arias which are succesful in melodic as well as in psychological terms and in the"recitativo secco"which Is perfectly cantabile, though often much reduced since the opera's English audience would have found the Italian text incomprehensible. We should not however overlook the eighteenth century mould of the general organisation of the work. The material Itself, supernatural and fantastic, entails a somewhat lightweight aspect in situations and characteristics which are only apparently coherent and which relate to a narrative process that is fairly free in its treatment of plot. Moreover the insertion of magic and the irrational, which were favoured by the stagecraft of the day, serves to accentuate its typically baroque character.
George Friedrich Handel - Operas [CD1-CD6 of 22 CDs Lossless, Boxset]

George Friedrich Handel - Operas [CD1-CD6 of 22 CDs Lossless, Boxset]
EAC Rip | CD1-CD6 | FLAC + CUE + LOG + MD5 + M3U + Covers: Front Back | 1.72GB
Classical | Label: Sony/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Release: April 21, 2009

This set contains 8 operas by Handel in 22 CDs. This set is an essential for Handel completists in that it includes Kuijken's excellent "Alessandro." It is one of Handel's best operatic creations.

Handel - Rinaldo (Jean-Claude Malgoire)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Jan. 29, 2010
Handel - Rinaldo (Jean-Claude Malgoire)

Handel - Rinaldo (Jean-Claude Malgoire)
Baroque | 3 CD | EAC | APE+CUE, no LOG | Covers | 705 MB | rs.com | TT 2h51’32’’
La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire
Recording: 1977 | Released: 1997 | Label: Sony

Christian Voß, Ensemble ContraPunct_us - Handel: 9 German Arias (2017)

Christian Voß, Ensemble ContraPunct_us - Handel: 9 German Arias
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:46 min | 345 MB
Label: Klanglogo | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Georg Frederic Handel was a true cosmopolitan: in Italy, he gained a familiarity with opera; in London, he himself stood in the limelight. Texts in Handel's native language, in contrast, feature only very sparsely within his oeuvre. Among these, the Neun Deutsche Arien are his last settings of German texts. Handel did not specify the instrumentation for these pieces, allowing modern-day performers to forge musical partnerships at their leisure: the inspiring cooperation between the young countertenor Fritz Spengler and the Baroque ensemble Contrapunctus has resulted in an album that aims to underline the importance of the German aria in the Baroque age.

Armida Quartett - Armida Quartett: Fuga Magna (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 20, 2017
Armida Quartett - Armida Quartett: Fuga Magna (2017)

Armida Quartett - Armida Quartett: Fuga Magna
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:26 min | 271 MB
Label: CAvi-music | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Le voyage en bottes de sept lieues qu’a entrepris le Quatuor Armida dans le royaume de la fugue commence avec l’œuvre allemande instrumentale la plus anciennement publiée, à savoir un recueil de 1602 du compositeur Valentin Hausmann. Les Fugae de Haussmann ayant été conçues « pour tous genres d’instruments », on ne s’étonnera guère que l’écriture ne soit pas particulièrement violonistique, une caractéristique qui se développera d’ailleurs bien plus tard au cours du XVIIe siècle.