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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
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Nathalie Stutzmann Philippe Jaroussky Recording Handel duet Son nata a lagrimar  4279
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Handel Semele HWV 58 Where er you walk Andreas Scholl 4978
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Handel Alcina Patricia Petibon Ah Mio cor Schernito sei 8820
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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Handel Theodora As with rosy 17026
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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Go monster! bid some other guest Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Galatea
2O ruddier than the cherry Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Polyphemus
3The flocks shall leave the mountains Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Acis/Galatea/Polyphemus
4Hush ye pretty warbling quire Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Galatea
5Where shall I seek the charming fair? Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
6Love in her eyes sits playing Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
7Love sounds th'alarm Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
8As when the doev Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Galatea
9Vieni oh cara Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius
10L'alma mia fra le tempeste Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
11Non ho cor che per armarti Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
12Vaghe perle Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
13Se giunge un dispetto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
14Vaghe fonti Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
15Voi che udite Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
16Ogni vento ch'al porto lo spinga Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
17Quando invita la donna l'amanto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
18Pensieri voi mi tormentate Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
19Tacero purche fedèle Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
20Coll ardor del tuo bel cor Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
21Bel piacere e godere Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
22Come nube che fugge Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
23Se vuoi pace Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
24Sinfonia Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.00

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: Italian

Roles:
25Nerone, amato figlio Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina/Nero
26Con saggio tuo consiglio Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
27Per così grand' impresa Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
28A' cenni tuoi sovrani Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas/Agrippina
29La mia sorte fortunata Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas
30Or che Pallante è vinto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
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