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.
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.”
VA - (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz: A GRP Artists' Celebration Of The Songs Of The Beatles (1995)

Various Artists - (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz:
A GRP Artists' Celebration Of The Songs Of The Beatles (1995)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 430 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, R&B, Tribute | Label: GRP | # GRD-9827 | Time: 01:11:50

(I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz is a 1995 tribute album by various jazz artists and bands (George Benson, Diana Krall, Lee Ritenour, Chick Corea, David Benoit, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Grusin, and many others) from the GRP Records label. It consists of jazz cover versions of songs originally by The Beatles. The album's title comes from the lyrics of the Beatles's cover of the Chuck Berry song, "Rock and Roll Music", which was originally released on the studio album Beatles for Sale. Dave Grusin was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his cover of "Yesterday" on the album.
Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou, Il Pomo d'Oro, Lauren Snouffer - Handel: Ottone, HWV 15 (2017) [24/96]

Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou, Il Pomo d'Oro, Lauren Snouffer - Handel: Ottone, HWV 15 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 202:31 minutes | 3.65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Handel’s Ottone, re di Germania is presented here in a new recording by Max Emanuel Cencic and a superb cast, under the baton of George Petrou with Il Pomo d’Oro.
Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Giove in Argo (2013)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Giove in Argo (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:34:15 | 934 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7231162

Handel's Giove in Argo (Jupiter in Argos) is bottom-of-the-barrel stuff, a pastiche (or, in the parlance of the time, pasticcio) of numbers from earlier operas stitched together into a mythological-pastoral plot that is absurd even by the standards of Baroque opera. It is a notable sign of the success of the Baroque opera revival that this has appeared on a semi-major label, Virgin Classics. The pieces were all from operas that were fairly recent at the time, and it's possible that the work was intended as a kind of greatest-hits reprise, but London audiences did not bite; the opera was long thought to be lost, and it had its modern premiere only in 2006, with newly written recitatives.
Angela Hewitt - Hewitt Plays Handel & Haydn (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Angela Hewitt - Hewitt Plays Handel & Haydn (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 67:19 minutes | 497 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded and released in the ‘anniversary year’ of both Handel and Haydn, Hyperion’s Record of the Month is an effusive celebration of the two composers, performed by an artist whose renditions of 17th- and 18th-century keyboard works on the piano have received the highest possible acclaim. This recital is a welcome gesture from the ‘high priestess of Bach’ (The Sunday Times). As you will hear, Hewitt’s trademark clarity of line, singing tone and instinctive musicality are perfectly suited to the urbane elegance of the works recorded here.

Handel - Rodrigo (Alan Curtis) [1999]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 7, 2017
Handel - Rodrigo (Alan Curtis) [1999]

Handel - Rodrigo (Alan Curtis) [1999]
Classical | Virgin 7243 5 45897 2 | TT: 79.15+75.34 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 720 Mb

Until recently, so much of this first opera that Handel wrote for Italy was lost that it was unviable to stage it. The rediscovery of the missing material, a triumph of scholarly detective work, reveals the confident high spirits which characterise so much of Handel’s music during his Italian visit. It lacks the instrumental colours of his more lavish London productions, with many arias supported by continuo alone. All are here, complete (even six which Handel himself discarded), but many are brief and, under Curtis’s lively direction, the dramatic tension builds up splendidly. He has also shortened the recitative, reflecting Handel’s own tendency later, in England, when writing for a non-Italian speaking audience. After a fleeting moment of uncertainty in the Overture, the orchestral playing is superb throughout. Both Banditelli (Rodrigo) and Calvi (Fernando) are well-characterised in their trouser roles, an apt touch of darkness in the voice reflecting Handel’s original castrati. Piau is appealing as Rodrigo’s forgiving wife in some of the most memorable arias – her first with delicate flutes, in Act II, confusing the ear with ambiguous up-beat rhythms. Fedi, as Rinaldo’s rejected mistress, is uncomfortably hard-edged when passions are roused. Outstanding is Müller, duetting alluringly with bassoon, strutting arrogantly in a victory celebration. (George Pratt, BBC Music Magazine)
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.