Decca Handel

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.
George Frideric Handel - Arminio, HWV 36 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

George Frideric Handel - Arminio, HWV 36 (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.81GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download , Decca Classics

This Decca Classics release is the first ever complete recording of Arminio, with only one previous incomplete performance available. Described by one contemporary commentator as a miracle, and another as in every respect excellent & vastly pleasing, Arminio is ripe for reappraisal and new presentation.

George Frideric Handel - Arminio (2016)  Music

Posted by 1rostik at Nov. 3, 2016
George Frideric Handel - Arminio (2016)

George Frideric Handel - Arminio (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:30:06 min | 357 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Music

This Decca Classics release is the first ever complete recording of Arminio, with only one previous incomplete performance available. Described by one contemporary commentator as a miracle, and another as in every respect excellent & vastly pleasing, Arminio is ripe for reappraisal and new presentation.

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 - The Masterworks 30 CDs [2009]  

Posted by Sowulo at July 20, 2015
Handel - The Masterworks 30 CDs [2009]

Handel - The Masterworks 30 CDs [2009]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | DECCA | 478 1190 | 30cd, 9.81 GB

I do think that this Decca set is arguably the best compilation reissue of such a bulk of Handel work which has been released in a long time, just in time to commemorate the two hundred fiftieth anniversary of the passing of il caro Sassone. There is a lot in this box, absence of libretti notwithstanding. The enclosed booklet is essential to navigate you through the track listings and timings and little else but a small general essay on GFH.
By John Van Note

George Frideric Handel - Esther (1985) 2CD  

Posted by Designol at May 18, 2015
George Frideric Handel - Esther (1985) 2CD

George Frideric Handel - Esther (1985)
Academy of Ancient Music, сonductor Christopher Hogwood

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 500 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 267 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre/Decca | # 414 423-2 | Time: 01:36:44

Handel's first Oratorio. Esther has a simple story plot. Very, very simple. Jewish folk are real excited because their Queen Esther has been made queen to the Persian king, Ahasuerus. No sooner than they are married, the king's high priest proclaims that all Jews must be put to death. The first few scenes go back and forth between Jewish and Persian camps declaring destruction of the other team. Finally Esther goes to see her husband. Overcome with her beauty, he tells her that the decree wasn't meant to include her. She tells husband that destroying her people is to destroy her. Husband sees the error of his ways, and drags the high priest in for an accounting of ways. He apologizes profusely, but Esther sees through his alligator tears, he's executed, and everyone stands around singing praises to Jehovah God. The end. In Seven scenes, the whole oratorio clocks in at 1 hour and 37 minutes flat.
Handel - Acis and Galatea (Christopher Hogwood) (2010) [Full Blu-ray]

Handel - Acis and Galatea (Christopher Hogwood) (2010)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 37001 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 110 min | 34,5 GB
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: English / DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3737 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Christopher Hogwood conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a distinguished cast including Danielle de Niese and Charles Workman in Wayne McGregor's new production of Handel's opera in which The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet appear in a rare and beautifully crafted collaboration. Filmed with High Definition cameras and recorded in true surround sound.

Handel - Rodelinda (Harry Bicket) (2012) [Full Blu-ray]  

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 12, 2014
Handel - Rodelinda (Harry Bicket) (2012) [Full Blu-ray]

Handel - Rodelinda (Harry Bicket) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 170 min | 41,1 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

Renée Fleming and Andreas Scholl lead a superb cast in Stephen Wadsworth’s celebrated production of Handel’s Rodelinda from the Metropolitan Opera – based on the "Live in HD" transmission to cinemas worldwide. The title role is unique in featuring no less than eight magnificent arias. Renée Fleming’s triumph in the first run of the production was hailed by The New York Times, "Ms Fleming draws on every resource of her artistry in this portrayal: luminous sound, exquisite ornamentation, floating high notes, emotional volatility."
George Frideric Handel - Danielle de Niese / Les Arts Florissants / William Christie - Arias

Danielle de Niese - Handel: Arias
Danielle de Niese / Les Arts Florissants / William Christie
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 357 MB | Full Artwork: 172 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Decca 475 8746 DH | Country/Year: Europe 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Opera, Vocal

"…De Niese is discreet in her ornamentation of the da capo arias; in the laments, she is particularly sensitive, avoiding inappropriate vocal displays out of character with the grief expressed in the music. William Christie conducts Les Arts Florissants in a bravura performance that's both crisp and nuanced. Decca's sound is deep, warm, and clean. De Niese's spectacular recital should be of interest to fans of Baroque opera, and of intelligent, emotionally honest coloratura singing." ~AMG
Handel / Haydn - Emma Kirkby / The Academy of Ancient Music - Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, Missa (1978, CD reissue 1989)

George Frideric Handel - Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne; Anthem for the Foundling Hospital / Joseph Haydn - Missa Brevis
Judith Nelson & Emma Kirkby / The Academy of Ancient Music / Simon Preston
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 348 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Decca "Editions de L'oiseau-Lyre" # 421 654-2 OH | Country/Year: UK 1989, 1978
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Viennese School, Sacred, Vocal

…The Queen Anne Ode is a solemn piece, again, a real pleasure to listen to, but not exactly a memorable showstopper. If you are a fan of Hogwood, as am I, this is a must have CD. Nothing he ever did is a complete wash, and this collection a far cry from it. This is Vintage Hogwood. Call it "Early Original Instrument."