Jephtha

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.

Handel - Jephtha, HWV 70 (John Eliot Gardiner)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at March 12, 2011
Handel - Jephtha, HWV 70 (John Eliot Gardiner)

Handel - Jephtha, HWV 70 (John Eliot Gardiner)
Classical | EAC | Flac(Image)+Cue, Logs, Scans | 734.15 MB
CD1:58’53; CD2:57’28; CD3:42’00 | 16 Jan 2008 | DECCA

The plot of "Jephtha" is based, with alterations, on Chapter XI of Judges. This begins, "Now Jephtha the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of a harlot." He was disinherited by his half-brothers, the sons of Gilead's legitimate wife, and went into exile, becoming a kind of outlaw leader. Now the Israelites, including [hose of Gilead, who have been following Mrange gods, are being oppressed by the Ammonites. [/quote]
Iestyn Davies / Handel: Your Tuneful Voice - Handel Oratorio Arias (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Iestyn Davies / Handel: Your Tuneful Voice - Handel Oratorio Arias (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.24 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Linn Records

Acclaimed countertenor Iestyn Davies and The King’s Consort perform an outstanding programme of Handel arias from some of the composer’s finest oratorios. Eleven varied solo arias include ‘O sacred oracles of truth’, the delicate ‘Tune your harps’, ‘Eternal source of light’ (with supreme trumpet playing from Crispian Steele-Perkins), the melodious ‘Your tuneful voice’ and the virtuoso ‘Mighty love now calls to arm’, as well as rarities including ‘On the valleys, dark and cheerless’ and an especial jewel, ‘Mortals think that Time is sleeping’.

Joyce DiDonato - In War & Peace (2016)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 12, 2016
Joyce DiDonato - In War & Peace (2016)

Joyce DiDonato - In War & Peace
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 79:03 min | 1.35 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Erato/Warner Classics | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2016

“Perhaps my most personal project to date,” is how American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato describes In War and Peace: Harmony through Music. Her ambitions for this collection of arias from Baroque operas are substantial. Surrounded as we are by instability, she hopes it will help us find an answer to a vitally important question: “In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?”

Handel - Chrysander Edition - Complete  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Boccaccio at March 20, 2008
Handel - Chrysander Edition - Complete

Complete Chrysander Edition of Händel's Works 1858-1902
Total: 18513 pages | 3,5 GB | Single jpgs (1000x1400) | One zip-file for each volume (30 MB on average)

The complete edition of Handel's Works by Friedrich Chrysander.

Joyce DiDonato - In War & Peace: Harmony through Music (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 4, 2016
Joyce DiDonato - In War & Peace: Harmony through Music (2016)

Joyce DiDonato - In War & Peace: Harmony through Music (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:03 | 181 MB
Label: Erato

One of opera’s most outspoken and impassioned personalities, Joyce DiDonato reminds us with her new albumIn War and Peacethat music “soothes turmoil, threatens power and the status quo, and gloriously exalts the spirit”. Her selection of arias demonstrates how powerfully Baroque opera explores the extremes of human nature – from the tumult of Handel’sScenes of Horror, Scenes of Woeto Purcell’s descent into despair,Dido’s Lament.Joyce’s longtime partners, the spirited Italian Baroque ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, join her on this unique journey through sublime, challenging music; through chaos transformed by the eternal search for serenity.

Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Oct. 9, 2016
Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Deborah W. Rooke, "Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis"
2012 | ISBN-10: 0199279284 | 328 pages | PDF | 3 MB

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.
Colusso, Ensemble Seicentonovecento - Carissimi: Oratorios (2013)

Colusso, Ensemble Seicentonovecento - Carissimi: Oratorios (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2.64 GB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 1.4 GB | 9 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94491

Giacomo Carissimi may not exactly be a household name, but during his time he was one of the most respected musicians in Europe. Born in 1605, he avoided becoming a cooper, unlike the rest of his family, cultivating his musical talent first as a singer, then organist, and eventually chapel master. He enjoyed a succession of positions at various religious institutions in his native Italy, including the church of the Jesuit Collegium Germanicum in Rome – which, under his guidance, was transformed into an international centre for music.
Joshua, Hulcup, Davies, Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Handel: Belshazzar (2013)

Joshua, Hulcup, Davies, Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Handel: Belshazzar (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 3 CDs | Full Scans | 880 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Les Arts Florissants | Catalog Number: 001

A brand-new label from one of the world's finest early music ensembles makes an auspicious debut with this stunning new recording of Handel's oratorio Belshazzar. Les Arts Florissants, led by the great William Christie, have launched their new label with the goal of expanding the ensemble's connection to the listening public on a scale far beyond the concert hall. Belshazzar was first performed in 1745, and was frequently revised. Christie has chosen what he considers to be the most successful of the various versions of Belshazzar, resulting in the restoration of the piece in all its splendor. The libretto's subject, which focuses on the decline of a once glorious society and the ephemeral nature of Empire, is especially relevant today. This deluxe set also includes a bonus essay by Jean Echenoz entitled In Babylon, printed separately on special paper and included alongside the regular booklet. This specially commissioned work draws the reader deep into the ancient, majestic city, the seat of power of Belshazzar the King.