Handel Celebration

Kiri Te Kanawa: Sorceress - A Handel Celebration [1994]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Feb. 24, 2017
Kiri Te Kanawa: Sorceress - A Handel Celebration [1994]

Kiri Te Kanawa: Sorceress - A Handel Celebration (Christopher Hogwood; The Academy of Ancient Music) [1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 298 MB
Classical | Label: Philips; Polygram Records | Catalog Number: 434 992-2 | TT: 77:55

Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa ONZ DBE AC (born 6 March 1944) is a New Zealand/Māori soprano who has had a highly successful international opera career since 1968. Acclaimed as one of the most beloved sopranos in both the United States and Britain she possesses a warm full lyric soprano voice, singing a wide array of works in multiple languages from the 17th to the 20th centuries. She is particularly associated with the works of Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, Handel and Puccini…

A Handel Celebration - Christophers, The Sixteen (2010)  Music

Posted by jcampelo at Nov. 1, 2010
A Handel Celebration - Christophers, The Sixteen (2010)

A Handel Celebration - Christophers, The Sixteen (2010)
Classical - Choral | DVD Video | DVD-9 | No Scans | 120mins | 7.52 GB | FileServe + FileSonic + Hotfile
MPEG-2 Video | NTSC | 16:9 | 720x480 | 7440 kb/s | 29,97 fps | Label: Coro
English | Dolby Digital | 48000 Hz | AC3, 6ch, 448 kb/s + PCM, 2ch, 1536 kb/s | RAR 4% Rec

This BBC Proms concert, titled A Handel Celebration, commemorates the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death and the 30th anniversary of the founding of The Sixteen, which got its name from the fact that the original chorus had 16 members. The forces used here are a bit larger than those Harry Christophers usually employs. The mixed-voice chorus numbers 30, and the orchestra is listed at 42 members, although it does not appear that they are all onstage at the same time.
Hervé Niquet, Concert Spirituel Chorus & Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (1754 Version) (2017) [24/88]

Hervé Niquet, Concert Spirituel Chorus & Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (1754 Version) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 115:18 minutes | 1.96 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Why yet another Messiah? ‘I went through the different scores that exist and decided on the very interesting 1754 version, which features five soloists. You must remember that, when Handel arrived somewhere to perform his oratorio, he had soloists of varying standards available to him. So he quickly revised his score accordingly… All this is directly related to the reality of Handel’s situation as a concert promoter.
Ensemble Zefiro, Gemma Bertagnolli - Handel: Venus & Adonis: Cantatas and Sonatas (2010)

Ensemble Zefiro, Gemma Bertagnolli - Handel: Venus & Adonis: Cantatas and Sonatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 365 Mb | Total time: 75:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697630232 | Recorded: 2008

This disc presents three vocal pieces for soprano with oboe and basso continuo, interspersed between four trio sonatas for 2 oboes & basso continuo.The first cantata "Mi palpita il cor" was written in England - there are four existing variants, but this presented here is probably the earliest, the date given here as 1717. The theme is typically pastoral, with the singer's amorous affliction, the sorrow and hope of being in love with Chloris. The second vocal piece "Meine Seele hort im Sehen" is one of Handel's nine German da capo arias written around 1724/25 which were never published; they were songs of spiritual devotion rejoicing in God's creation as manifested in the beauty of nature, and not intended for concert performance.
Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert & Choir - Handel: Belshazzar (2004)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert & Choir - Handel: Belshazzar (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 793 Mb | Total time: 57:18+52:43+61:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 477 037-2 | Recorded: 1990

Belshazzar (HWV 61) is an oratorio by George Frideric Handel. The libretto was by Charles Jennens, and Handel abridged it considerably. Jennens' libretto was based on the Biblical account of the fall of Babylon at the hands of Cyrus the Great and the subsequent freeing of the Jewish nation, as found in the Book of Daniel.
Handel composed Belshazzar in the late Summer of 1744 concurrently with Hercules, during a time that Winton Dean calls "the peak of Handel's creative life".The work premiered the following Lenten season on 27 March 1745 at the King's Theatre, London.The work fell into neglect after Handel's death, with revivals of the work occurring in the United Kingdom in 1847, 1848 and 1873.With the revival of interest in Baroque music and historically informed musical performance since the 1960s, Belsahzzar receives performances in concert form today and is also sometimes fully staged as an opera.
Julia Lezhneva - Handel: Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96] RE-UP

Julia Lezhneva - Handel: Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:04 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The emphasis for this album is very much on youth and prodigious talent: at 25, Julia Lezhneva is ideally suited to the soprano arias of the young Handel, who arrived in Italy from Germany as a 21 year old at the beginning of the 18th century. She has the perfect partners in Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini whose recordings of music from the Italian baroque are celebrated for their “fizzing virtuosity” and “exquisite cushion of sound” (The Independent). For some tracks the orchestra is led by Dmitry Sinkovsky, the extraordinary Russian violinist and one of today’s most versatile Baroque musicians.
Quincy Jones - Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration (1992) [Re-Up]

Quincy Jones - Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration (1992)
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 516MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul, Jazz Funk

Music and history are combined in this compact disc that celebrates G.F. Handel’s original “Messiah, an Oratorio for Four-Part Chorus of Mixed Voices, Soprano, Alto Tenor and Bass Soli and Piano.” Mr. Warren combines the black R & B tradition, heavily steeped in gospel and “making a joyful noise” – gospel based religious overtones – and foists them on a European musical masterpiece. He called it Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration.”
Quincy Jones - Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration (1992) {Warner Bros.}

Quincy Jones - Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration (1992) {Warner Bros.}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans | 514MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk,Soul.Jazz Funk

Music and history are combined in this compact disc that celebrates G.F. Handel’s original “Messiah, an Oratorio for Four-Part Chorus of Mixed Voices, Soprano, Alto Tenor and Bass Soli and Piano.” Mr. Warren combines the black R & B tradition, heavily steeped in gospel and “making a joyful noise” – gospel based religious overtones – and foists them on a European musical masterpiece. He called it Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration.”

A Celebration: Concentus Musicus Wien (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) Vol.2  Music

Posted by Ignazio Favagrossa at Nov. 30, 2008
A Celebration: Concentus Musicus Wien (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) Vol.2

A Celebration: Concentus Musicus Wien (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) Vol.2
2003 | 2 CD | individual FLACs | booklet | 559Mb

This 10 CDs boxed set span over 50 years of recordings by one of the most influential and acclaimed historical instrument ensembles. Be warned that these CDs offer mostly significant from classical music masterworks.

VA - A Hanukka Celebration (2003)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 22, 2017
VA - A Hanukka Celebration (2003)

VA - A Hanukka Celebration (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:12:59 | 322 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Milken Family Foundation, Naxos

The musical works on this disc are all quite lovely and moving; yet somehow, they seem oddly incongruent with the festival they are intended to celebrate. The one song most closely associated with Hannuka is Ma 'oz Tzur (aka Rock of Ages and/or O Mighty Fortress, references to the Holy Temple), and it is universally sung to a well-known traditional melody. Here, in a setting by Aaron Miller (1911-2000), arranged by Neil Levin, it is not only the shortest track on the disc, but it is presented in Yiddish rather than Hebrew, and in a Klezmer-like setting that is nothing at all like its familiar tune. Not until the concluding section of Samuel Adler's The Flames of Freedom do we hear the traditional melody, but set against a piano accompaniment that takes a decidedly non-traditional turn in its harmony.