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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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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
1Noti a me sono i tuoi fatali Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro/Orlando/Angelica
2Ecco il tempo prefisso Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro/Dorinda
3A qual rischio vi espone Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro/Angelica/Medoro
4Lascia Amore e segui Marte! Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
5Sorge infausta una procella Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
6Gieroglifici eterni Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
7Tra caligini profonde Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
8Impari ognun da Orlanda Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
9Say will you have me Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.27

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S cALanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Romilda/Amastris
10Poor deluded Romilda Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Romilda
11May I know of you Madam Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Atalanta
12Arsamenes where are you going Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Arsamenes
13Arsamenes! 1 Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Arsamenes
14Her singing has set my heart aflame Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Arsamenes
15Criminals you have betrayed me Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 3.16

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B S S cA BLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Ariodatis/Arsamenes/Romilda/Amastris/Elviro
16I'll delay it no longer Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Ariodatis
17As we previously told you Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Ariodatis
18In this wonderful creation Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.16

Type: Voice: Mz BLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Ariodatis
19A jealous friend has snared me Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.24

Type: duetVoice: Mz cALanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Amastris
20This splendid victory Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz cALanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Amastris
21Ruthless fortune Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.25

Type: Voice: Mz cALanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Amastris
22He must suffer bitter torment Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes
23The heart which love has captured Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.21

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes
24I will declare my passion Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes
25Who has taught you disdain me Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes
26I go in certain hope Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes
27If you'd worship the man Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes
28Rise ye furies from baleful abysses Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 3.15

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes
29When I see her Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes
30Adorable Romilda Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes
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