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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Arias by Georg Handel
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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Lascia ch'io pianga

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
2Ombra mai fu

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Cara sposa

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
4Son nata a lagrimar

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: duetVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cornelia/Sesto
5Where er you walk

Opera: SemeleComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
6Se pieta di me non senti

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
7Overture

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
8Va tacito e nascosto

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare/Achilla/Cesare/Cornelia/Sesto
9Scherza infida

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ariodante
10Tornami a vagheggiar

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
11Piangero la sorte mia

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
12V'adoro pupille

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare/Nireno
13Ah! mio cor schernito sei!

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
14Dove sei?

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bertarido
15Venti turbini prestate

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
16As with rosy steps the morn

Opera: TheodoraComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
17E pur cosi in un giorno

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
18Dopo notte

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ariodante
19Sorge infausta una procella

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
20Furibondo spira il vento

Opera: PartenopeComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
21Or la tromba

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
22Sta nell ircana pietrosa tana

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
23Aure deh per pieta

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
24Fammi combattere

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
25Come nube che fugge

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
26Al lampo dell armi

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
27Bel piacere e godere

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
28Bel piacere

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Almirena
29Vivi, tiranno!

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bertarido
30Empio diro tu sei togliti

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
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