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Peter Neumann, Kolner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum - Handel: Brockes-Passion, HWV 48 (2010)

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Peter Neumann, Kolner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum - Handel: Brockes-Passion, HWV 48 (2010)

Peter Neumann, Kölner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum - Handel: Brockes-Passion, HWV 48 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 707 Mb | Total time: 78:25+74:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # CARUS83428 | Recorded: 2009

Barthold Heinrich Brockes’ text for the passion oratorio, later named after him, is among the best-known Passion librettos of the early 18th century. This version is the first recording on CD of the work based on the copy made by J S Bach himself. It is distinguished from the better-known version by a different text for the opening chorus.

Nicholas McGegan, FestspielOrchester Gottingen, NDR Chor - Handel: Samson (2009)

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Nicholas McGegan, FestspielOrchester Gottingen, NDR Chor - Handel: Samson (2009)

Nicholas McGegan, FestspielOrchester Göttingen, NDR Chor - Handel: Samson (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 806 Mb | Total time: 60:09+57:46+49:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.425 | Recorded: 2008

Handel’s English oratorios, though unstaged, generally remain vividly theatrical. Samson is less operatic, opening with the hero already defeated, blinded and in chains, long after Dalila’s seduction and subsequent treachery. The drama is of the mind rather than of action, with virtually no incidents in Act I, and Act II limited to two encounters, Dalila offering remorse and the giant Harapha mocking the captive.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 2 [4CDs] (2016)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 2 [4CDs] (2016)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,08 Gb | Total time: 04:04:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875173752 | Recorded: 1991-2015

Nikolaus Harnoncourt The Complete Sony Recordings brings together for the first time Harnoncourt s complete recordings from 2002-2015 with his Concentus Musicus Wien, the Wiener Philharmonike, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks. The Sony Classical edition features his famous symphony recordings of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Bruckner, alongside his celebrated performances of great choral works such as the Verdi, Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Haydn's Die Schöpfung, as well as Mozart's opera Zaide, Haydn's Orlando paladino and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Also included are previously authorized but unreleased recordings of J. S. Bach s Cantatas Nos. 26 & 36, Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge and Dvorák's Stabat Mater.

Gianluca Capuano, Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco - Handel: Ariodante (2021/2017) [BDRip]

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Gianluca Capuano, Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco - Handel: Ariodante (2021/2017) [BDRip]

Gianluca Capuano, Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco - Handel: Ariodante (2021/2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,970 fps | 216 min | 4,87 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | Unitel Edition | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Korean, Japanese

At Salzburg Festival, Cecilia Bartoli shines as Ariodante with her dazzling coloratura in a highly acclaimed new production by the German director Christoph Loy, who is known for his clever psychological stagings. Loy turns Handel's splendid baroque opera into an exciting and differentiated reflection on gender roles. A high-class ensemble, first and foremost a brilliant Cecilia Bartoli in the trouser role of the knight Ariodante who effortlessly switches between cheerful and lamenting virtuoso singing makes the production a true triumph. At her side perform audience favourite Rolando Villazón as Lurcano and young American soprano Kathryn Lewek, praised by critics as a „true discovery“ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung).

Harry Bicket, Bavarian State Orchestra, David Daniels, Deborah York - Handel: Rinaldo (2001)

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Harry Bicket, Bavarian State Orchestra, David Daniels, Deborah York - Handel: Rinaldo (2001)

Harry Bicket, Bavarian State Orchestra, David Daniels, Deborah York - Handel: Rinaldo (2001)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 163 min | 7,68+4,05 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol | Recorded: 2001

David Daniels' Rinaldo is surely the equal of his illustrious 18th -century predeccessors. His countertenor is one of the most accomplished voices I have heard… As Arimda, Noemi Nadelmann's voices started where her legs ended, and shet hrew coloratura at us as though it was going out of fashion (astride her pet Hydra being a particularly fabulous show-stopper). David Walker as Goffredo is no vocal sluch either; his voice is brighter edged than Daniels', and almostb as fluent.

Cecilia Bartoli, Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Opera proibita: A. Scarlatti, Handel, Caldara (2005)

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Cecilia Bartoli, Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Opera proibita: A. Scarlatti, Handel, Caldara (2005)

Cecilia Bartoli, Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Opera proibita: A. Scarlatti, Handel, Caldara (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 71:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 475 7029 | Recorded: 2005

Cecilia Bartoli's new CD features a collection of music that could not be heard in her native Rome at the start of the 18th century due to Papal censorship. Theaters, the Church felt, were places of evil and corruption and operas led people to immorality. But some music-loving senior members of the priesthood asked composers to write oratorios and cantatas–indeed, operas without staging, essentially–for their own private entertainment. Call it what you will, the music is sensational–by turns virtuosic, gentle, and playful–and always expressive: just right, it seems, for Cecilia Bartoli's temperament. The opening aria on the CD, a call for peace in the name of Jesus, is, in fact, a dazzling martial air with trumpets blaring and the voice going through an amazing array of coloratura fireworks.

Joan Sutherland - Donizetti, Verdi, Handel & Bellini: Opera Works (2021)

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Joan Sutherland - Donizetti, Verdi, Handel & Bellini: Opera Works (2021)

Joan Sutherland - Donizetti, Verdi, Handel & Bellini: Opera Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 505 MB | Tracks: 20 | 114:35
Style: Classical, Opera | Label: Cameo Classics

Joan Sutherland (1926–2010). The world-renowned soprano Joan Sutherland left her Sydney home for London in 1952, with the ultimate aim of singing Wagner. Contracted to Covent Garden, she felt her future lay in heavy, dramatic roles; and her early assignments there included Amelia in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera and the title role in Aida. Soon her breathtaking agility, crystalline staccatos and unique stratospheric purity became evident – not least as Jenifer in Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage, followed swiftly by the doll Olympia in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann (both 1955). Although increasingly identified with the bel canto repertoire, until her 1959 Covent Garden triumph in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor she kept her options open.

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy - Handel: Rinaldo (1997)

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Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy - Handel: Rinaldo (1997)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy - Handel: Rinaldo (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 758 Mb | Total time: 63:59+57:22+50:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 34592 | Recorded: 1977

Rinaldo (HWV 7) is an opera by George Frideric Handel, composed in 1711, and was the first Italian language opera written specifically for the London stage. The libretto was prepared by Giacomo Rossi from a scenario provided by Aaron Hill, and the work was first performed at the Queen's Theatre in London's Haymarket on 24 February 1711. The story of love, war and redemption, set at the time of the First Crusade, is loosely based on Torquato Tasso's epic poem Gerusalemme liberata ("Jerusalem Delivered"), and its staging involved many original and vivid effects. It was a great success with the public, despite negative reactions from literary critics hostile to the contemporary trend towards Italian entertainment in English theatres.

George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks [30CDs] (2009)

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George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks [30CDs] (2009)

George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks (30CDs) [2009]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 8.52 Gb | Total time: 31:26:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1190 | Recorded: 1959-2002

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death with this impressive box set. 30-CD box set of the composer's most celebrated works–including the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, The Messiah, concerti grossi and much more! Featuring conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, Mark Minkowski and others. Performances by the Gabrielli Players, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, English Baroque Soloists and others.

Harry Bicket, The English Concert - Handel: Rodelinda (2021)

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Harry Bicket, The English Concert - Handel: Rodelinda (2021)

Harry Bicket, The English Concert - Handel: Rodelinda (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 983 Mb | Total time: 68:58+66:12+65:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD658 | Recorded: 2020

In Handel’s Rodelinda, the characters know only too well that in the corridors of power, complete candour is unwise. In the face of dishonour and the loss of her loved ones, Rodelinda’s dignified resistance and exemplary spirit ultimately elevate her amongst her rivals. In this recording The English Concert together with an all-star cast, directed by Harry Bicket, bring to life Handel’s music as it underpins the intricate twists and turns of his characters and their complex relationships.

Flóra Fábri - Gottlieb Muffat meets Handel: Works for Harpsichord (2020)

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Flóra Fábri - Gottlieb Muffat meets Handel: Works for Harpsichord (2020)

Flóra Fábri - Gottlieb Muffat meets Handel: Works for Harpsichord (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 524 Mb | Total time: 73:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 555 325-2 | Recorded: 2019

On her solo debut CD, Muffat Meets Handel, the successful young harpsichordist Flóra Fábri performs harpsichord pieces by precisely these two composers. Although the dates of the two musicians overlap for a period of almost seventy years, the same thing happened in this case as with many of Handel’s contemporaries: the two never met personally. However, unlike Bach and Mattheson, here musical awareness of the other did not operate in accordance with a 'one-way-street principle': it was not only Muffat who admired Handel and arranged his music; the process also functioned the other way around.

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Handel - Giulio Cesare (William Christie, Sarah Connolly, Danielle De Niese) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28555 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 227 min | 42,6+39,7 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 227 min | 17,1 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

David McVicar's production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel´s masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel's musical expression.

Nuria Rial, Juan Sancho, Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Handel: Human Love, Love Divine (2020)

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Nuria Rial, Juan Sancho, Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Handel: Human Love, Love Divine (2020)

Nuria Rial, Juan Sancho, Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Handel: Human Love, Love Divine (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 377 Mb | Total time: 73:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19439781602 | Recorded: 2019

Nuria Rials Aufnahmen für dhm werden in aller Welt hochgelobt. Ihr Album »Muera Cupido« mit dem Ensemble Accademia del Piacere wurde gerade für den Opus Klassik nominiert. Für ihr neues Album hat die Sopranistin zusammen mit dem spanischen Tenor Juan Sancho Arien und Duetten aus G. F. Händels Opern, Oratorien und Kantaten ausgewählt, die die menschliche und göttliche Liebe besingen. Die begleitende Capella Cracoviensis rundet unter der Leitung von Jan Tomasz Adamus das Album mit Tanzsätzen und Ouvertüren ab. In der Barockoper war es üblich, dass die Duette von Sopranistinnen und Kastraten gesungen wurden.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Semele (2020)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Semele (2020)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Semele (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 800 Mb | Total time: 155:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: SDG | # SDG733 | Recorded: 2019

"In Spring 2019, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, led by John Eliot Gardiner, presented a critically-acclaimed European tour of Handel’s opera 'Semele', including Alexandra Palace Theatre in London, where this live recording took place. Semele had not been performed by John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi ensembles since they originally recorded it in the 1980s and this recording gives listeners the chance to hear a fuller version of the work. A glamorous team of young soloists joins the Monteverdi ensembles to bring the story of Semele to life, including celebrated English soprano Louise Alder, who takes on the title role, with the young tenor Hugo Hymas portraying the amorous Jupiter. "

Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Ah! mio cor: Handel Arias (2007)

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Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Ah! mio cor: Handel Arias (2007)

Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Ah! mio cor: Handel Arias (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 325 Mb | Total time: 76:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 477 6547 | Recorded: 2006

Before the release of this disc called Ah! Mio cor!, charismatic mezzo soprano Magdalena Kozená had already made her mark as a Handel singer with her recordings of the composer's Italian cantatas and opera Julius Caesar, but this triumphant 2007 collection of arias affirms her mastery of the German-English composer's music. Featuring selections from the composer's operas and oratorios, this disc is more of a smorgasbord than a balanced meal with one highly expressive and supremely virtuosic aria following another and the only cohesion supplied by the performer.