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Georg Handel

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Country of Birth:

Germany/England

Year of Birth:

1685

Year of Death:

1759

About the composer Georg Handel

George Frideric Handel (German: Georg Friedrich Händel; pronounced ) (23 February 1685 - 14 April 1759) was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Handel was born in 1685, in a family indifferent to music. He received critical musical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London (1712) and becoming a naturalised British subject in 1727. By then he was strongly influenced by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition.
Within fifteen years, Handel, a dramatic genius, started three commercial opera companies to supply the English nobility with Italian opera, but the public came to hear the vocal bravura of the soloists rather than the music. In 1737 he had a physical breakdown, changed direction creatively and addressed the middle class. As Alexander's Feast (1736) was well received, Handel made a transition to English choral works. After his success with Messiah (1742) he never performed an Italian opera again. Handel was only partly successful with his performances of English Oratorio on mythical or biblical themes, but when he arranged a performance of Messiah to benefit the Foundling Hospital (1750) the critique ended. The pathos of Handel's oratorios is an ethical one. They are hallowed not by liturgical dignity but by the moral ideals of humanity. Almost blind, and having lived in England for almost fifty years, he died a respected and rich man.
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Andreas Scholl Largo di Handel Ombra mai fu Aria da Xerxes HWV 40 Bonazeta YT 1086
Ombra mai fu
(Xerxes)
Andreas Scholl
G F Handel Lascia Chio pianga Soprano Julia Lezhneva 574
Lascia ch'io pianga
(Rinaldo)
Julia Lezhneva

Nathalie Stutzmann Philippe Jaroussky Recording Handel duet Son nata a lagrimar  4279
Son nata a lagrimar
(Giulio Cesare)
Nathalie Stutzmann
Philippe Jaroussky
Natalie Dessay Se pieta Giulio Cesare recording session 6614
Se pieta di me non senti
(Giulio Cesare)
Natalie Dessay

Handel Semele HWV 58 Where er you walk Andreas Scholl 4978
Where er you walk
(Semele)
Andreas Scholl
Handel Alcina Patricia Petibon Ah Mio cor Schernito sei 8820
Ah! mio cor schernito sei!
(Alcina)
Patricia Petibon

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Handel Theodora As with rosy 17026
As with rosy steps the morn
(Theodora)
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ombra mai fu Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Lascia ch'io pianga Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
3Va tacito e nascosto Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare/Achilla/Cesare/Cornelia/Sesto
4Cara sposa Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
5Son nata a lagrimar Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: duetVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cornelia/Sesto
6Piangero la sorte mia Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
7Where er you walk Popularity:

Opera: SemeleComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
8Scherza infida Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ariodante
9Tornami a vagheggiar Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
10V'adoro pupille Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare/Nireno
11Se pieta di me non senti Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
12Ah! mio cor schernito sei! Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
13Dopo notte Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ariodante
14Dove sei? Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bertarido
15Venti turbini prestate Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
16As with rosy steps the morn Popularity:

Opera: TheodoraComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
17Regina? Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodelinda/Grimoaldo
18Vivi, tiranno! Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bertarido
19Furibondo spira il vento Popularity:

Opera: PartenopeComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
20Or la tromba Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
21Fammi combattere Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
22Mio caro bene Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.09-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodelinda
23Aure deh per pieta Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
24O ruddier than the cherry Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Polyphemus
25E pur cosi in un giorno Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
26Al lampo dell armi Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
27Svegliatevi nel core Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
28Come nube che fugge Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
29Sorge infausta una procella Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
30Priva son d'ogni conforto Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cornelia
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