Handel Edition

George Frideric Handel - Handel Edition: Box Set 65CDs (2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 29, 2015
George Frideric Handel - Handel Edition: Box Set 65CDs (2015)

George Frideric Handel - Handel Edition: Box Set 65CDs (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10,07 Gb | Booklet 10 Mb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2015

Brilliant Classics continues its famous Composer Edition series with one of the giants of the Baroque, George Frideric Handel, the celebrated German who settled in London. Having absorbed the German and Italian styles of his time he formed his own distinctive musical language, which, while following the current fashions and audience preferences, retained his own deep humanity and inner power.

Handel - The Masterworks 30 CDs [2009]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at July 20, 2015
Handel - The Masterworks 30 CDs [2009]

Handel - The Masterworks 30 CDs [2009]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | DECCA | 478 1190 | 30cd, 9.81 GB

I do think that this Decca set is arguably the best compilation reissue of such a bulk of Handel work which has been released in a long time, just in time to commemorate the two hundred fiftieth anniversary of the passing of il caro Sassone. There is a lot in this box, absence of libretti notwithstanding. The enclosed booklet is essential to navigate you through the track listings and timings and little else but a small general essay on GFH.
By John Van Note
Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Handel: Saul, Alexander’s Feast, Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, Te Deum, Apollo e Dafne, Giulio Cesare (2008)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Vienna - Handel: Saul, Alexander’s Feast, Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, 'Utrecht' Te Deum, Apollo e Dafne, Giulio Cesare (highlights) [2008]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.55 Gb | Total time: 391:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 69567-7 | Recorded: 1978, 84, 86, 88, 90

This is the sixth set in this comprehensive and excellent Handel edition from Warner. This volume deals with an important oratorio in the shape of "Saul" as well as the "Utrecht Te Deum" and the famous "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day" and "Alexander's Feast", another splendid cantata. The recordings date from the early 1970's to 1990 and come from the prolific Teldec stable under the indefatigable Nikolaus Harnoncourt who conducts in his exemplary no nonsense fashion. "Saul' is a fine interpretation although I still feel that John Eliot Gardiner comes to the core of the work better. "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day' is also given a pomp and circumstance treatment whilst the Utrecht Te Deum is winningly done. The team of soloists is also very good and the recordings are fine and well balanced in proper Teldec tradition. There are also some rarities thrown in for good measure such as the excerpts from "Giulio Cesare" and the ubiquitous cantata, "Apollo e Dafne", both which receive splendidly invigorating performances. Full texts and translations of the works are available online and the booklet is well presented with some interesting photographs. Those who are new to Handel could do far worse than collect this exemplary edition.
(Gerald Fenech)
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin, Susan Roberts - Handel: Messiah (2003)

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin, Susan Roberts - Handel: Messiah (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:04:07 | 676 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Apex | Catalog: 2564 60819-2

As other reviewers have noted previously, the sleeve notes for Apex discs don’t necessarily overload readers with information. This issue contains a detailed track-listing in English together with the libretto and a very short uncredited introduction to Messiah written in English, French and German. Sadly however, no details at all are given about any of the performers, despite the fact that the late Lord Menuhin apparently enjoyed a sustained association with both the orchestra and choir from 1990 until his death in 1998.
Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Theodora (2000) (Repost)

Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Theodora (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:03:20 | 919 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 469 061-2

Paul McCreesh is one of the better-known figures in London's active early music scene, particularly as a conductor of small ensemble music of the Baroque. He grew up playing the cello. While at Manchester University, he formed a student chamber choir and ensemble of period instruments. In 1982 he organized it formally as the Gabrieli Consort and Players. .
Christian Schmitt - Handel: Complete Organ Concertos (2009) (5 CD Box Set)

Christian Schmitt - Handel: Complete Organ Concertos (2009) (5 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 5 CDs, 04:24:12 min | 616 mb | Scans ->8 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

The first complete recording of the Breitkopf Urtext Edition of the organ concertos of George Frideric Handel. Handel's organ concertos enjoy a wide popularity, they are brilliant concert pieces, in which the organ plays a joyous, "worldly" part. Christian Schmitt is one of the most promising young organists in Germany, having won several international competitions. A welcome debut on Brilliant Classics of the famous Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, who play with great clarity and lively articulation, under the baton of Nicol Matt.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Handel: Hercules (2005)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Handel: Hercules (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 190 min | 5,83+2,73 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Bel Air | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2004

The first collaboration ever between conductor William Christie and director Luc Bondy with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, this production of Hercules has been a major event. Hercules returns from the war with Iole, a princess he fell in love with. Mad with jealousy, Déjanire, his wife, ends up totally insane after poisoning her husband. Half theatrical performance, half secular oratorio, Hercules wasn’t originally meant to be performed in front of an audience. Luc Bondy chose to show the dramatis personae as ordinary people, victims of their passions. The superb Chorus of the Arts Florissants, both mediator and prosecutor, is the main witness of this tragedy of women’s jealousy.
Annika Treutler - Brahms: Handel Variations, 7 Fantasies & Chorale Preludes (2018)

Annika Treutler - Brahms: Handel Variations, 7 Fantasies & Chorale Preludes (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:08:17 | 218 Mb
Classical | Label: Haenssler Classic

Annika Treutler grew up in Detmold and is now based in Berlin. She studied with Prof. Matthias Kirschnereit at the Rostock College of Music and Drama and Prof. Bernd Goetzke at the Hanover College of Music, Drama and Media. The young artist won third prize at the Montreal International Piano Competition in 2014 and reached the semifinals of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich that year. Annika Treutler has appeared as a guest soloist with such orchestras as the Konzerthaus Orchestra of Berlin, the Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra, the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. On this release, she presents beautiful solo piano works by Johannes Brahms.
The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Handel: Alceste, Comus (1990)

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Handel: Alceste, Comus (1990)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:57 | 411 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | Catalog: 421 479-2

According to Christopher Hogwood, in his marvelous biography of Handel, "In the winter of that year [1750], Handel received what was for him an unusual commission. Although closely associated with the London theatre, he wrote very little incidental music for plays. A request from John Rich to provide airs and dances for Smollett's 'Alceste' was undertaken, according to Hawkins, in repayment of a debt to Rich."
Gustav Leonhardt - Gustav Leonhardt Edition (2009) (21 CDs Box Set)

Gustav Leonhardt - Gustav Leonhardt Edition (2009) (21 CDs Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 21 CDs, 20:42:52 min | 2,8 Gb | Scans->9,25 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Gustav Leonhardt was one of the most important harpsichord and organ players in the world and a very well-known specialist in baroque music. Gustav Leonhardt -The Edition is a 15-CD retrospective containing a representative selection of his numerous recordings, including famous solo recordings such as the legendary Goldberg Variations and Bach's organ and harpsichord works. 6 CDs feature collaborations with his famous colleagues Sigiswald Kuijken, Frans Bruggen and Anner Bylsma, the Leonhardt-Consort and Harry van der Kamp.