Chandos Handel

The Great Mr. Handel (1942)  

Posted by ChumPaa at Nov. 29, 2015
The Great Mr. Handel (1942)

The Great Mr. Handel (1942)
A Film by Norman Walker
DVDRip | MKV | Lang: English | Subs: None | 1h 38min | 704x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps | 1.36 GB
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music

The tumultuous life of 18th-century composer Handel is chronicled in this dramatic biography. The story begins when the self-exiled German composer adopts England as his new homeland. While there, he and the bishop of the Anglican Church get into a heated argument while they rehearse a choir for the upcoming royal coronation. The fight is over who is the better Englishman, the bishop, a native, or the ex-patriate Handel, who deliberately chose his nationality. The argumentative composer also has a row with the Prince of Wales, but he makes it up to him by writing the "Messiah." Much of the musical score is comprised of Handel's work.

Handel - Chandos Anthems, Volume 1, Nos 1,2 & 3 (1994)  

Posted by Designol at June 22, 2015
Handel - Chandos Anthems, Volume 1, Nos 1,2 & 3 (1994)

Handel - Chandos Anthems, Volume 1, Nos 1,2 & 3 (1994)
The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra, conductor Harry Christophers

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0503 | Time: 01:01:10

This series of eleven church anthems is a sterling example of doing more with less. Though their format is multiple movements for soloists and chorus and inviting of grand treatment, Handel had available only a couple of oboes and a small string band and choir (with no violas or altos for nos. 1-6). Yet each one of these anthems is a gem. Handel's music captures well the changing moods of the Psalm texts–from somber penitence to serene bliss to infectious joy to the raging of storms and seas. Though Bowman's arias lie uncomfortably low for him, he and George do fine work; Lynne Dawson, Patrizia Kwella, and Ian Partridge are delightful. Harry Christophers leads his choir and orchestra in subtly inflected and beautifully paced performances.

Handel - Serse (Christian Curnyn)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Ebisu at July 10, 2014
Handel - Serse (Christian Curnyn)

Handel - Serse (Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company Chorus, Early Opera Company Orchestra, Stephany, Joshua, Daniels, Harvey, Summers) (2013)
Classical | Flac. Tracks, 24 bit/96 kHz | Covers | 2 GB
Label: Chandos | Catalog N.: CHA 0797 | TT: 166:29

Handel’s opera Serse is characterised by its ironic libretto, humorous situations, and high number of short arias.
The main character is the unpredictably obsessive and volatile King Xerxes, a historical character who ruled the Achemenid Empire from 486 BC to 465 BC. The plot concerning the rivalry between Xerxes and his brother, Arsamene, for Romilda, however, is entirely fictional, as is the King’s betrayal of his fiancé, Amastre.
Handel: Chandos Anthems - Gritton, Davies, Hobbs, Layton (2013)

Handel: Chandos Anthems - Gritton, Davies, Hobbs, Layton (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 353 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67926

Handel’s beautiful, intimate settings of liturgical texts written for the First Duke of Chandos are among his less well-known choral works—and are proved by this second volume from Trinity also to be among his loveliest. They are a perfect example of the composer’s English style heard in Acis & Galatea and oratorios such as Judas Maccabaeus.
Handel - Duets (Rosemary Joshua, Sarah Connolly, Harry Bicket) (2010)

Handel - Duets (Rosemary Joshua, Sarah Connolly, Harry Bicket) (2010)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 281.57 MB
Label: Chandos Records | Catalog N.: CHAN 0767 | TT - 62:44

Solo recitals of arias from Handel operas and oratorios are common, so it's a pleasure to hear an album devoted to his duets, particularly when they're performed as well as they are here by soprano Rosemary Joshua and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly. Both have had diverse careers, but are known especially for their Baroque roles. Their voices are especially well-matched in weight, and their blend is beautifully warm, but they are each distinctive enough that they retain a strong vocal identity even when singing in close harmony.
Review by Stephen Eddins
Musical London C. 1700: Purcell To Handel - Holman, Parley Of Instruments (2011)

Musical London C. 1700: Purcell To Handel - Holman, Parley Of Instruments (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 355 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 776

The late seventeenth century was a period of great change in English music. This was a time when the influences of Italian music were ever-increasing, brought to England by Italian composers such as Draghi, Haym, and Matteis, and by their German contemporaries Pepusch and Handel. In this new release we explore how the English composers Purcell, Weldon, and Croft responded to Italian music and incorporated the style into their own works. The piece by Purcell, Tell me, some pitying angel (or ‘The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation’), written in the style of an Italian cantata, perfectly illustrates his mastery of the Italian style.
Handel: Alceste - Curnyn, Crowe, Hulett, Foster-Williams, Early Opera Company (2012)

Handel: Alceste - Curnyn, Crowe, Hulett, Foster-Williams, Early Opera Company (2012)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 788

This recording of Alceste is performed by the Early Opera Company and Christian Curnyn, whose other Handel recordings for Chandos have all received glowing accolades: Semele, for instance, was an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and one of the Records of 2007 in The Sunday Times. The recording of Flavio was nominated for a Gramophone Award in 2011, in the Baroque Vocal category.

Handel - Flavio (Christian Curnyn) [2010]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Feb. 1, 2012
Handel - Flavio (Christian Curnyn) [2010]

Handel - Flavio (Christian Curnyn) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 655.41 MB
Classical | Chandos Records | CHAN 0773(2)

Flavio was one of the operas Handel wrote for the Royal Academy of Music’s company at the King’s Theatre on the Haymarket. It has a character all of its own, very different from that of “Giulio Cesare” which followed it in 1724. Although the plot similarly concerns power and sex, these subjects are treated in a wholly different manner. Some commentators have seen it as almost a comedy. Certainly there are moments that might bring a smile to the face of the audience. These include two successive revenge arias for outraged fathers at the start of the second Act. Also one of the main plot devices relates to who is to have the difficult job of Governor of Britain. There is little else that might be seen as comic to anyone other than many modern opera producers…
John Sheppard
BBC - The Birth of British Music (2009) Part 2: Handel - The Conquering Hero

BBC - The Birth of British Music (2009) Part 2: Handel - The Conquering Hero
PDTVRip by JungleBoy | AVI/RAR | 720x400 | XviD 1651kbps 25.000fps | AC-3 128kbps (2 chnls)
Language: English | Subtitle: English | Runtime: 59min | 791MB | 5% Recovery
Genre: Documentary

The second of four programmes focuses on Handel, who made his home in Britain and became a celebrity and national icon in the process. In an unusual take on John Gay's 'The Beggar's Opera', Charles invites comedian Phill Jupitus to take a new approach to the music along with acclaimed folk singers Rachel and Becky Unthank, guitarist Adrian Utley from Portishead, and jazz drummer Martin France.

Handel - Acis and Galathea  

Posted by Boccaccio at Feb. 15, 2008
Handel - Acis and Galathea

Score of Händel's Acis and Galathea
Chrysander | Edition 1859 | 151 pages | Single jpgs (1000x1400) in a zip-file | 34 MB

Acis and Galatea (HWV 49) was originally a masque composed by George Frideric Handel. He first composed this piece while he was living at Cannons (the seat of James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos) during the summer of 1718. It is set to a libretto by John Gay, Alexander Pope, and John Hughes, who borrowed freely from John Dryden's English translation of Ovid published in 1717, The Story of Acis, Polyphemus and Galatea. In 1732 Handel revised and expanded it to three acts and presented the work in London as an ode.