Albert Handel

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kolner Kammerchor - Handel: Theodora (2000)

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Handel: Theodora (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 664 Mb | Total time: 63:35+51:40+40:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 332 1019-2 | Recorded: 2000

Written in the summer of 1749, Theodora was premiered in London at Covent Garden Theatre on 16 March 1750. This work, which Handel considered his finest oratorio, was a failure at first - Handel said bitterly that the hall was so empty that "there was room enough to dance there." Part of this failure could be explained by the earthquake that hit London in February of the same year and caused the upper classes to flee the city, but another possibility is that the subject matter of the oratorio - the rebellion of a woman against the power of the state - was a bit ahead of its time.
Nicholas McGegan, Pal Nemeth, Capella Savaria - Handel: Terpsicore, Alcina (orchestral parts), Ariodante (ballet music) (1993)

Nicholas McGegan, Pál Németh, Capella Savaria - Handel: Terpsicore, Alcina (orchestral parts), Ariodante (ballet music) (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 61:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD31193 | Recorded: 1993

Terpsicore (HWV)(8b) is a prologue in the form of an opéra-ballet by George Frideric Handel. Handel composed it in 1734 for a revision of his opera Il pastor fido which had first been presented in 1712. The revision of Il pastor fido with Terpsicore as the prologue was first performed on 9 November 1734 at Covent Garden theatre in London, opening Handel's first season in that newly built theatre. Terpsicore mixes dance along with solo and choral singing and was patterned after models in French operas, a particular source being Les festes grecques et romaines by Louis Fuzelier and Colin de Blamont, first presented in Paris in 1723. The work featured the celebrated French dancer Marie Sallé as well as stars of Handel's Italian operas and was a success with audiences of the day.
Steven Osborne - Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007) 2CD [Repost]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007)
Steven Osborne, piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 324 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67461/2 | Time: 02:20:47

What the world needs more of is intelligently planned, stupendously played, and brilliantly recorded collections like this one. These two discs contain all the piano works of Michael Tippett, works that come from every period of the composer's very long life except his very last. It includes the youthful, tuneful Piano Sonata No. 1 written between 1936 and 1938 and revised in 1941, the massive Fantasia on a Theme of Handel from 1941, the exuberant Piano Concerto from 1955, the experimental Piano Sonata No. 2, the gnomic almost Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 3 from 1973, and the gnarly post-Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 4. It features a bravura performance by pianist Steven Osborne that makes the best case for all the music, no matter how outré or recherché its harmonic proclivities or rhythmic audacities. Osborne has the emotional enthusiasm, intellectual clarity, physical strength, and sheer willpower to make listeners believe that Tippett is a major English composer and make them wonder why they ever doubted it. With the superlative accompaniment of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Martyn Brabbins in the Concerto and the Fantasia and the sparkling recording by Andrew Keener for Hyperion, this disc marks a major step forward in the Tippett discography.

Anthonello - Handel: 6 Complete Recorder Sonatas (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 18, 2018
Anthonello - Handel: 6 Complete Recorder Sonatas (2002)

Anthonello - Handel: 6 Complete Recorder Sonatas (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:36 | 344 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Live Notes | Catalog: WWCC-7410

The early music ensemble Anthonello is named after the 14th century composer Anthonello da Caserta, and was founded with the view to performing early music in the spirit of the period. Each of the members is a soloist in her or his own right, and also has wide experience of performing with leading musicians in various parts of the world. Since its inception in 1994, the ensemble has gained a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its playing and for its interpretative flair.

L'Ordre Du Chaos - Tome 6 - Albert Einstein  Comics

Posted by Mendose at Jan. 17, 2018
L'Ordre Du Chaos - Tome 6 - Albert Einstein

L'Ordre Du Chaos - Tome 6 - Albert Einstein
French | CBR | 65 pages | 88.3 MB
Peter van Heyghen, Les Muffatti & Hasnaa Bennani - Handel: Arie per la Cuzzoni (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Peter van Heyghen, Les Muffatti & Hasnaa Bennani - Handel: Arie per la Cuzzoni (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 69:15 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

When one looks at the biographies of famous prima donnas, the suspicion sometimes arises that opera is not really an art form but a way of life. At any rate, for many of its protagonists, the theatrics, the scheming and the scandalmongering of the stage appear to flow seamlessly into real life. And the situation in the eighteenth century was no different from today. Among the most famous and also the most notorious stars of European opera houses was the Italian diva Francesca Cuzzoni, whose extravagance must have been as phenomenal as her singing talent.
Magdalena Kozena, Marc Minkowski - Handel: Italian Cantatas (2000) (Repost)

Magdalena Kozena, Marc Minkowski - Handel: Italian Cantatas (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:31 | 340 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 469 065-2

Only a few years since emerging as a notable singer, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená hasn't stopped enchanting her audience. It is, after all, a rare pleasure to experience this unique voice with its warm and elegant timbre. Some of its aspects are apparent in her preceding recital, an unusual–and unusually beautiful program of Czech love songs. With this account of Handel's Italian Cantatas, Kozená confirms the immense scope of her gifts.
Thomas Beecham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beecham Choral Society - Handel: Solomon; Love in Bath (2005)

Thomas Beecham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beecham Choral Society - Handel: Solomon; Love in Bath (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 783 Mb | Total time: 76:03+74:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 86516 2 | Recorded: 1955-1957,1959

There was a time, not long ago, when Baroque scores were treated as a folio of performance suggestions, not as the letter of the law. Performers felt free to add music or (more often) to take it away, and to do other things which were quite different from what the composer originally had in mind. Sir Thomas Beecham had no qualms about performing surgery on the music of George Frideric Handel, a composer he absolutely adored. No disrespect was intended. In fact, Beecham loved Handel so much, he wanted everyone else to love him too. That meant making him more palatable for modern tastes – bigger and leaner, at the same time.
Sonnerie, Matthew Halls, Monica Huggett - Handel: Six Organ Concertos Op. 4 (2006)

Sonnerie, Matthew Halls, Monica Huggett - Handel: Six Organ Concertos Op. 4 (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:25 | 327 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Avie Records | Catalog: AV2055

Monica Huggett and her ensemble Sonnerie scored a hit on Avie with their recording of Handel's Trio Sonatas, Op. 2. They continue their traversal of Handel's chamber works with the Organ Concertos, Op. 4, featuring soloist Matthew Halls, a brilliant young soloist who spins out Handel's endlessly tuneful works with an improvisatory flair that the composer - himself a virtuoso organist - would surely have approved of.
Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton - Handel: Messiah (2009)

Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton - Handel: Messiah (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:13:29 | 676 MB
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67800

There are so many excellent recordings of Messiah that the addition of another only further complicates the decision for the listener, but having such an abundance of riches should be no cause for complaint. Hyperion's recording with Stephen Layton leading the choir Polyphony and the Britten Sinfonia is not among the flashiest or most star-studded, but it is immensely musically satisfying.