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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)
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G F Handel Lascia Chio pianga Soprano Julia Lezhneva 574
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Nathalie Stutzmann Philippe Jaroussky Recording Handel duet Son nata a lagrimar  4279
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Philippe Jaroussky
Natalie Dessay Se pieta Giulio Cesare recording session 6614
Se pieta di me non senti
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Handel Semele HWV 58 Where er you walk Andreas Scholl 4978
Where er you walk
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Handel Alcina Patricia Petibon Ah Mio cor Schernito sei 8820
Ah! mio cor schernito sei!
(Alcina)
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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Handel Theodora As with rosy 17026
As with rosy steps the morn
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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Gia vicino e il momento Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: tr SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Alcina
2Reina io cerco in veno Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: tr SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Alcina
3Ed e ver che mi narri Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: tr Mz MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Bradamante/Ruggiero
4Generosi guerrier deh! Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: tr BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Melisso
5Chi m'insegna il caro padre Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: trebleLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto
6Barbara io ben lo so Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.16

Type: ariaVoice: trebleLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto
7Tra speme e timore Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: trebleLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto
8Di quei strani accidenti Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Mz/cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goffredo/Almirena/Rinaldo
9Rodelinda, e pur ver? Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T S cT/cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Grimoaldo/Rodelinda/Unulfo/Rodelinda
10The flocks shall leave the mountains Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Acis/Galatea/Polyphemus
11Io dunque.. Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
12Niuna forza lo arreste Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Alcina
13Or che dici Morgana Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
14Voglio amor e disamar Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
15Reina sei tradita Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Alcina
16Qua dunque ne veniste Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Bradamante/Morgana
17Ch'insolito stupore Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T cA Mz/cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goffredo/Eustazio/Rinaldo
18Quì vomita Cocito Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3.02-3

Type: recitativeVoice: T cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goffredo/Eustazio/A Christian magician
19Che miro? Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Grimoaldo/Garibaldo
20E ben, Duca, poss'io Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.08-3

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Grimoaldo/Garibaldo
21Duca, vedesti mai Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Grimoaldo/Garibaldo
22O falso e Bertarido Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Grimoaldo/Garibaldo
23Nun weicht das Missgeschick Popularity:

Opera: GiustinoComposer: HandelAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T/S S Mz/cT TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anastasio/Arianna/Giustino/Vitaliano
24E un folle e un vile affetto Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
25Rosmira oh Dio Popularity:

Opera: TolomeoComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
26Sento amor Popularity:

Opera: PartenopeComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
27Vil trofeo d'un alma imbelle Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alessandro
28Love sounds th'alarm Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
29Delle nostre fatiche Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goffredo
30Mio cor, che mi sai dir? Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2.03h

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goffredo
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