Handel Celebration

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.

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

Posted by Sowulo at April 16, 2014
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…
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.”
The English Concert, Trevor Pinnok - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 5-8 (1982)

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnok - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 5-8 (1982)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:35 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 410898

Handel's Concerti Grossi opus 6 must surely be ranked as some of the greatest orchestral music ever composed. Probably penned in or around 1739, the pieces were developed to serve as orchestral "interludes" for other operatic or oratorio performances. To listen to them, however, is to tempt us not believe that this could possibly be the case: the Concerti Grossi opus 6 works are without doubt among the pinnacle of Baroque composition. After listening to these, we are left with a distinct sadness that Handel did not turn his attention more to this genre, as his masterful treatment in the opus 6 shows us his true genius.

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 19, 2017
Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:12 | 779 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 907581

“[These suites] have rarely been recorded or promoted by harpsichordists during the most recent revival of interest in ‘early music.’” I realize that Richard Egarr is entitled to his own opinions—his liner notes on an earlier release, for example, likened the humor in Purcell’s harpsichord music to that of the wonderful old 1950s BBC comedy The Goon Show —but he’s not entitled to his own facts. Christopher Brodersen pointed out in a 2011 review of these works featuring Laurence Cummings ( Fanfare 34:5) that ArkivMusic listed nine complete sets played on the harpsichord, with several others on the piano. I find some of the suites have considerably more recordings than that, in 2014: 26 for the Suite in A Major, 28 for the Suite in D Minor, 25 for the Suite in E Minor, 47 for the Suite in E Major. If such numbers reflect rare recordings, I have to wonder what Egarr would consider a moderate number, let alone a frequent one.
Sir Thomas Beecham & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Ascona, 1957: Beethoven, Handel, Delius, Sibelius (2000)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.7; George Frideric Handel - Love in Bath: Ballet Suite
Frederick Delius - A Village Romeo and Juliet; Jean Sibelius - Alla marcia da: Karelia Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AURA | # AUR 142-2 ADD | Time: 01:11:54

Beethoven reputedly wasn't Beecham's favorite composer, but you wouldn't know it from this performance; it's exceedingly well conceived, highly energetic, and has that unique Beecham sparkle to it. The fillers also are delightful. All recorded in Ascona, Switzerland in 1957.
Orchestre d'Auvergne & Craig Leon - Celebration: 10 Centuries of Christmas Music (2016)

Orchestre d'Auvergne & Craig Leon - Celebration: 10 Centuries of Christmas Music (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:39 | 117 MB
Label: Aparté

Enfin un beau programme musical méditatif autour de Noël ! Tous ces arrangements pour orchestre de chambre, mis en couleur de façon remarquable par l'Orchestre d'Auvergne, s'appuient sur des mélodies écrites ou jouées à l'occasion de Noël. Avec des compositions s'étalant sur près de 10 siècles, nous découvrons comment certaines se sont ancrées au plus profond de notre culture. Inutile de décrire Craig Léon, musicien éclectique et producteur légendaire (Blondie, Les Ramones..), qui signe cet album inspiré, dont l'ambiance moderne et feutrée ravira un public très large. Un véritable disque de Noël Zen et la fameuse prise de Son "Full Dynamic Audio" du Label Aparté.
Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood - Handel, Arne, Lampe, Haydn & Mozart (1998)

Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood - Handel, Arne, Lampe, Haydn & Mozart (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 139:22 | 637 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: B000009DG1

Classical music is one of the greatest joys in life. Opera on the other hand, is often too melodramatic to stomach. But there is nothing more enchanting than an Aria. On this 2 CD set, Emma Kirkby sings in sweet exultation. Her voice expresses power and agility yet a limpid tranquility. Clarity is the greatest achievement of any musician. With the aid of precision accompaniment on period instruments, shameless perfection is delivered. She soothes the soul longing for beauty. Her marvelous Soprano is rendered on 25 tracks in this eclectic ensemble. If you are a champion of Handel or a devotee of Mozart, you should not hesitate to purchase this CD. Emma Kirkby will have you beaming with delight and pining for more. Surely it will be one of the brightest of your collection.
Ralph van Raat - Gavin Bryars: Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal); After Handel’s Vesper; Ramble On Cortona (2011)

Gavin Bryars - Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal); After Handel’s Vesper; Ramble On Cortona (2011)
Ralph van Raat, piano; Cappella Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Otto Tausk

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572570 | Time: 00:52:39

The emotional content, lyricism and direct appeal of Gavin Bryars’s music are unique, reflecting a contemporary composer’s absorption and transformation of several centuries of musical craftsmanship in order to reflect his, and our, own epoch. Originally written for harpsichord, After Handel’s Vesper is a strong illustration of Bryars’s post-minimal interests in early music repertoire. Ramble on Cortona, derived from 13th-century music, makes expressive use of the piano’s resonant qualities, while in the highly-coloured, almost impressionistic The Solway Canal, landscapes pass by as if in a dream.