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.
Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company - Handel: Flavio, Re de' Longobardi (2010)

Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company - Handel: Flavio, Re de' Longobardi (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 667 Mb | Total time: 77:03+69:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0773(2) | Recorded: 2010

Early music specialists are still working through the wealth of Handel operas that began coming more to light in the late 20th century. Flavio, Rè di Longobardi remains one of his more obscure works. Its musical variety and richness make it a piece that deserves more attention and this excellent recording in Chandos' series of Baroque operas featuring Christian Curnyn and Early Opera Company makes a strong case for it. The plot, like that of many of Handel's operas, is convoluted to the point of being indecipherable, but each of the characters is carefully drawn. These singers invest each one with an incisive dramatic distinctiveness, and their voices are different enough that here is never in doubt as to which characters are singing. Curnyn leads a superb cast in an elegant performance. Countertenors Tim Mead and Iestyn Davies have voices that aren't particularly large, but they sing with effortless-sounding agility and lyrical attention to long lines, and because Mead is an alto and Davies a mezzo their voices are always easy to distinguish. The women, soprano Rosemary Joshua, Renata Pokupic, and contralto Hilary Summers, are all stellar, with warm, large, sensuous voices that they deploy with shapely musicality and dramatic insight. (In a disorienting voicing decision, for one pair of lovers Handel writes the women's part for a contralto and the trousers male role for mezzo-soprano.) Tenor Thomas Walker and bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams are also compelling, almost but not quite in the same league. The Early Opera Company delivers a polished performance that conveys both the score's drama and its sometimes less than serious commentary on the characters' plights.
(Stephen Eddins)
René Jacobs & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Agrippina (2011) [Official Digital Download]

René Jacobs & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Agrippina (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 202:39 minutes | 1.98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After his acclaimed explorations of such Handel operas as Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, René Jacobs now tackles the first great operatic success of the ‘caro Sassone’ (Venice, 1710), the climax of his Italian period. This version reconstructs the work in its original conception, the only one to combine explosive topicality with extreme dramatic cogency. As a result, this tale of amorous intrigues against a background of Roman history, the ‘prequel’ to Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, emerges more fascinating than ever.
Rene Jacobs, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Agrippina (2011)

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Agrippina (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.0 Gb | Total time: 202:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 952088.90 | Recorded: 2010

Continuinghis exploration of Handel operas, maestro René Jacobs now turns his attention to Agrippina the first great operatic success of the composer s Italian period. Composed in 1709, Agrippina is an opera seria in three acts on a libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani. The opera tells the story of Agrippina, the mother of Nero, as she plots the downfall of the Roman Emperor Claudius and the installation of her son as emperor. Grimani s libretto, considered one of the best that Handel set, is full of topical political allusions. Some believe that it reflects the rivalry between Grimani and Pope Clement XI. From its opening night, the work was given a then- unprecedented run of 27 consecutive performances and received much critical acclaim. Observers were full of praise for the quality of the music much of which, in keeping with the contemporary custom, had been borrowed and adapted from other works, including some from other composers. Jacobs performs the work in its original version.
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.