Handel Operas

George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 6, 2015
George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)

George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,23 Gb
Label: Sony / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Release Year: 2009

This set contains 8 operas by Handel in 22 CDs. In many ways, this box is a mix-bag: some of them performed in the "traditional style" with severe cuts, and others in "historically-informed" performances. Selection includes some of the most popular Handel operas and some of the rarely-performed. It's the latter category that one should pay closer attention.

G.F.Handel - Operas  Music

Posted by Bibixy at May 17, 2011
G.F.Handel - Operas

G.F.Handel - Operas
Sony | 2009 | 22 CD | MP3 192 Kbps | 8 RAR | 1.97 Gb
Lame encoded | Covers & Booklets | Tracks | Fserve, Fsonic, HotF

This set contains 8 operas by Handel in 22 CDs. In many ways, this box is a mix-bag: some of them performed in the "traditional style" with severe cuts, and others in "historically-informed" performances. Selection includes some of the most popular Handel operas and some of the rarely-performed. It's the latter category that one should pay closer attention.
George Friedrich Handel - Operas [CD19-CD22 of 22 CDs Lossless, Boxset]

George Friedrich Handel - Operas [CD19-CD22 of 22 CDs Lossless, Boxset]
EAC Rip | CD19-CD22 | FLAC + CUE + LOG + MD5 + M3U + Covers: Front Back | 1.01GB
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.
George Friedrich Handel - Operas [CD13-CD18 of 22 CDs Lossless, Boxset]

George Friedrich Handel - Operas [CD13-CD18 of 22 CDs Lossless, Boxset]
EAC Rip | CD13- CD18 | FLAC + CUE + LOG + MD5 + M3U + Covers: Front Back | 1.95GB
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.
George Friedrich Handel - Operas [CD7-CD12 of 22 CDs Lossless, Boxset]

George Friedrich Handel - Operas [CD7-CD12 of 22 CDs Lossless, Boxset]
EAC Rip | CD7-CD12 | FLAC + CUE + LOG + MD5 + M3U + Covers: Front Back | 1.54GB
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.
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.
John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Della Jones - Handel: Agrippina [2007/1992]

Handel - Agrippina (John Eliot Gardiner, Della Jones) [2007/1992]
Classical | Philips 0289 475 8285 4 | TT: 74.52+73.43+69.08 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 940 Mb

Agrippina – a portrayal of lust and power set in first century Rome – was first performed in December 1709 at the Teatro San Giovanni Crisostomo, Venice. This "arrangement" by John Eliot Gardiner was recorded in 1991/2 in London and has now been re-released. It was Handel's second and last opera to be composed during his time in Italy, from 1706 to 1710. Written against some resistance (the composer at first saw "no good reason" to write (such) an opera) in three weeks while in Venice, it represented the first such popular acclaim of Handel's career being performed over two dozen times in succession.
Nicholas Kraemer, Raglan Baroque Players - Handel: Rodelinda [1998]

Handel - Rodelinda (Nicholas Kraemer) [1998]
Classical | Virgin 724354527722 | TT: 60.36+58.18+54+02 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 678 MB

Rodelinda was the first of Handel's operas to be revived in modern times (at Gottingen, in 1920) and the first to be performed in the USA (at Smith College, Northampton. Massachusetts, in 1931), and this summer it adds to its laurels the distinction of being the first Handel opera (as opposed to oratorio) to be staged at Glyndebourne. Composed just after Giulio Cesare and Tamerlano, it must, I think, rank in many people's top half-dozen of the Handel operas, with its complex plot of dynastic intrigue revolving around the powerful, steadfast love of Bertarido (the ousted king of Milan) and his queen Rodelinda: just the kind that unfailingly drew strong music from Handel. This newer recording was made in 1996 following a semi-staged performance at Blackheath. Nicholas Kraemer, who gained experience of Handel operas at the famous Abingdon stagings put on by the late Alan Kitching, gives a very direct and unaffected reading of this score. The pacing is sensible, if anything slightly on the slow side (at least by recent standards of Handel opera conducting), especially perhaps in the recitative; the playing of the Raglan Baroque Players is alive and rhythmically well sprung, with a firmly defined bass-line. There is some modest ornamentation in the da capo sections of the arias. What I don't get very strongly is much sense of urgency or boldness, of an unfolding drama, or indeed of the musical characterization of individual numbers. There is just a hint here of the 'concert in costume'. But it is distinctly an improvement on the only previous CD version of Rodelinda, which suffered far worse in precisely this respect.
Handel - Alcina (S.Piau / C.Rousset - P.Audi)  2015 [HDTV 1080i]

Handel - Alcina (S.Piau / C.Rousset - P.Audi) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 8.0 mbps, 25 fps | MP2 256 kbps, 2 ch | 3:10 | 9.9 GB
Classical, Opera | Mezzo live HD | HDTV->TS

Like Handel’s Orlando (1732) and Ariodante (1734), Alcina derives from the narrative material in Ariosto’s Orlando furioso. The story of the sorceress Alcina, an initially hedonistic, manipulative woman who later finds herself a victim of love, fits into the genre of the ‘magical opera’ with numerous magical elements, but Handel achieved considerable emotional authenticity in his characterisations. This makes Alcina one of the most deeply felt and multifaceted operas. ‘You may despise what you like ; but you cannot contradict Handel,’ said the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. As in Tamerlano, Pierre Audi based this production on the stage at the baroque theatre at Drottningholm, for which he originally developed the directing concept. The set, designed by Patrick Kinmonth, is based on the principles of perspective, with wings in the form of painted panels. The result is marvellous modern musical theatre in a historizing frame.
G. F. Handel - Il Complesso Barocco / Alan Curtis - Floridante (2007) [REPOST, upgrade]

Georg Friedrich Händel - Floridante
Marijana Mijanovic / Il Complesso Barocco / Alan Curtis
3xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 806 MB | Full Artwork: 351 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Archiv Produktion # 477 6566 AH3 | Country/Year: Germany 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Opera

"…their instrumental contributions are always judicious. The brooding yet lively performance of the magnificent overture sets the tone for a performance which frequently brings out the inventive genius of Handle's writing. The pacing and rhetoric of the music is intelligently delivered throughout the performance, and (…) the cast is remarkably excellent: Joyce DiDonato's silvery singing is beautiful, stylish, dramatically astute yet unforced; her first contributions are matched by comparable quality from the light-voiced Sharon Rostorf-Zamir; Vito Priante smoulders with menacing villainy as Oronte; Roberta Invernizzi navigates the role of the disguised hero Timante with style and charm, and combines to wonderful effect with Rostorf-Zamir in the spellbinding duet "Fuor di periglio". Curtis certainly reveals that "Floridante" is a compelling and richly rewarding opera, and Handelians should not hesitate to add this to their collection." ~Grammophone