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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)
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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)
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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1You insult a constant lover Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 3.12

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: English

Roles: Arsamenes/Romilda
2You advise me to forget him Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.20

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Atalanta
3Yes I want her Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.19

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Arsamenes
4Who'd have expected such an achievement Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Ariodatis
5Who has taught you disdain me Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.09-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes
6Where shall I seek the charming fair? Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
7Where er you walk Popularity:

Opera: SemeleComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
8When I see her Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.14-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes
9When grief and pain assail me Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Arsamenes
10Vorrei vendicarmi Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
11Vorrei poterti amar Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Medoro
12Volo pronto e lieto il core Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Narcissus
13Voli colla sua tromba Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
14Vola, vola, mio cor Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.02-3

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/Mz/cT cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare/Nireno
15Voi, che dell' alta Roma Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
16Voi che udite Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
17Voi che mie fide ancelle Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S cA/Mz/cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare
18Voglio amor e disamar Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
19Vo' far guerra Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Armida
20Vo cercando la bella cagion Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
21Vivi, tiranno! Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bertarido
22Vive il mio sposo? Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 2.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S cT/cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodelinda/Unulfo
23Vinto è sol della virtù Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3.13-2

Type: ensembleVoice: cA B S Mz/cT S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eustazio/Argante/Armida/Rinaldo/Almirena/Goffredo
24Vinta cadesti al balenar Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tolomeo/Cleopatra
25Vil trofeo d'un alma imbelle Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alessandro
26Viens mon fils aim? Popularity:

Opera: OttoneComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
27Vieni, oh cara Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Argante
28Vieni vanne precipitando Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Angelica
29Vieni oh cara Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius
30Verdi prati Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.19

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
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