Handel

Murray Perahia - Brahms: Handel Variations (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Murray Perahia - Brahms: Handel Variations (2010)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Sony Classical

This release sees Murray Perahia returning to Brahms after a significant series of excellent Bach recordings for Sony Classical. His 1991 Sony recording of the Sonata No.3 has an assortment of Intermezzos and Rhapsodies as a filler, but this new disc sees Perahia taking the later opus numbers head-on, working up to them chronologically via the Handel Variations and Rhapsodies Op.79 which, as Katrin Eich says in her booklet notes, each represent an ‘end point’ at certain stages in Brahms’ compositional output.
London Early Opera - Handel at Vaux Vol. I (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Early Opera, Cunningham, Moult - Handel at Vaux Vol. I (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:16 minutes | 920 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Handel at Vauxhall Volume One contains music by Handel and his English contemporaries. It reconstructs the first act in a typical evening’s concert at Vauxhall Gardens during the 1740s when the programme became more standardized, usually with a set of 16 pieces a night including an opening piece, organ concerto, wind music, instrumental pieces and dances and vocal music including solo and group songs which Jonathan Tyers reputedly introduced for the first time on the advice of Dr.Arne. The music, which was significantly by English composers, was performed by a small band with players doubling up on instruments and singers with very different types of voices…
Julia Lezhneva - Handel: Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Julia Lezhneva - Handel: Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:04 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The emphasis for this album is very much on youth and prodigious talent: at 25, Julia Lezhneva is ideally suited to the soprano arias of the young Handel, who arrived in Italy from Germany as a 21 year old at the beginning of the 18th century. She has the perfect partners in Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini whose recordings of music from the Italian baroque are celebrated for their “fizzing virtuosity” and “exquisite cushion of sound” (The Independent). For some tracks the orchestra is led by Dmitry Sinkovsky, the extraordinary Russian violinist and one of today’s most versatile Baroque musicians.
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Handel, Richter, Stamitz, Mozart, Haydn: Birth Of The Symphony Handel to Haydn

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr
Handel, Richter, Stamitz, Mozart, Haydn: Birth Of The Symphony Handel to Haydn - 2014

Classical | Flac. Tracks, 24/96 kHz | Covers | 1.36 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Linnrecords | TT: 70:46

The 18th century saw an explosion of symphonies (over 18,000 composed in just 60 years, by one estimate). ‘Birth of the Symphony: Handel to Haydn' surveys some of the diverse works which were central to the genre as we know it today. The recording begins with Handel's Sinfonia from Saul, an example of the oratorio sinfonia which supplied models for the early symphony's scoring. Works from the avant-garde Mannheim composers Stamitz and Richter demonstrate the new sonic possibilities of the form, with which Mozart also engages in his very first attempt at the symphony. The recording ends with an example of a mature classical symphony, Haydn's 'La passione'.

Handel - Jephtha (Fabio Biondi)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Ebisu at July 10, 2014
Handel - Jephtha (Fabio Biondi)

Handel - Jephtha (Fabio Biondi, Collegium Vocale Gent, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra; Gilchrist, Julsrud, Jansson, Stensvold, Kielland, Rapp) (2011)
Classical | Flac. Tracks, 24 bit/48 kHz | Covers | 1.62 GB
Label: BIS | Catalog N.: CD-1864 | TT: 157:4

Jephtha (1752) was George Frederick Handel's final oratorio, and it was composed during a period of incipient blindness and declining health. Yet the composer's artistic powers were undiminished in this dramatization of the Biblical story, for the arias and choruses are as memorable as any from Handel's earlier works in the genre, including Messiah and Israel in Egypt. This 2008 recording by Fabio Biondi, the Collegium Vocale Ghent, and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra is a brilliant period presentation, and the spry rhythms, lean counterpoint, clear textures, and distinctive colors of original instruments combine to make this an especially enjoyable performance of a fairly neglected masterpiece.
G.F. Handel – Water Music: August Wenzinger, Schola Cantorum (1966) 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip

G.F. Handel – Water Music: Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Dir. August Wenzinger (1966)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 1.08Gb
Rapidshare, Hotfile | Classical, Baroque | 1973 German repress | Archiv 198365

The Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements composed by George Frideric Handel. It premiered on 17 July 1717 after King George I had requested a concert on the River Thames. The concert was performed by 50 musicians playing on a barge near the royal barge from which the King listened with close friends…
G.F. Handel – Musick for The Royal Fireworks: August Wenzinger, Schola Cantorum (1962) 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip

G.F. Handel – Musick for The Royal Fireworks, Concerti a due Cori Nr. 2 & 3: August Wenzinger (1962)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 1.03Gb
Rapidshare, Hotfile | Classical, Baroque | 1967 German repress | Archiv 198146

The Music for the Royal Fireworks (HWV 351) is a wind band suite composed by George Frideric Handel in 1749 under contract of George II of Great Britain for the fireworks in London's Green Park on 27 April 1749. It was to celebrate the end of the War of the Austrian Succession and the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748.
George Frideric Handel - Arminio, HWV 36 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

George Frideric Handel - Arminio, HWV 36 (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.81GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download , Decca Classics

This Decca Classics release is the first ever complete recording of Arminio, with only one previous incomplete performance available. Described by one contemporary commentator as a miracle, and another as in every respect excellent & vastly pleasing, Arminio is ripe for reappraisal and new presentation.
Roland Maria Stangier - English Town Hall Organ (Holst, Handel, Vierne, Bridge, Elgar, Franck, Gardonyi) - 2010

Roland Maria Stangier - English Town Hall Organ (Holst, Handel, Vierne, Bridge, Elgar, Franck, Gardonyi) - 2010
Classical | Flac. Tracks, 24/192 | Covers | 2.71 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Acousence Classics | TT: 01:18:26

In 2009 the venue of the Duisburg Philharmonics, the Philharmonie Mercatorhalle, received a new concert organ in the anglo-late romantic style, modeled after the English Town Hall organs of the time. We now present the first solo album featuring the new instrument, with Roland Maria Stangier at the organ.

Genevieve Soly - Handel in Darmstadt  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Ebisu at Aug. 2, 2014
Genevieve Soly - Handel in Darmstadt

Genevieve Soly - Handel in Darmstadt - 2010
Classical | Flac. Tracks, 24/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.08 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Analekta | TT: 54:04

This album features 7 works for harpsichord, 6 of which are taken from the "Darmstadt Harpsichord Book" (DHB) housed in the university and municipal library ("Universitats- und Landesbibliothek") of the same city, with 5 of those works by Handel, and the 6th by Christoph Graupner. The harpsichordist on this recording, Genevieve Soly, is a scholar on the DHB and on the music of Graupner. She also contributed the liner notes on this recording, and wears her learning lightly there. She also plays well in all the works.