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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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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
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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Handel Theodora As with rosy 17026
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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
31Empio diro tu sei togliti Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
32L'angue offeso mai riposa Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
33Sta nell ircana pietrosa tana Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
34Cara speme questo core Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
35L'empio sleale indegno Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tolomeo
36Love sounds th'alarm Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
37Ah! Ruggiero crudel Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.20-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
38Alma del gran Pompeo Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare/Cleopatra/Curio
39The flocks shall leave the mountains Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Acis/Galatea/Polyphemus
40Pensieri voi mi tormentate Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
41Oh! that I on wings could rise Popularity:

Opera: TheodoraComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
42Il mio crudel martoro Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ginevra
43Quel torrente che cade dal monte Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
44Vorrei vendicarmi Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
45Tu la mia stella sei Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
46Domero la tua fierezza Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
47Si spietata il tuo rigore Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.08

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tolomeo
48Arsamenes! 1 Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Arsamenes
49Non disperar chi sa? Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Tolomeo/Achilla
50Love in her eyes sits playing Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
51Ah! stigie larve Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
52Ma quando tornerai Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
53Vo' far guerra Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Armida
54Cielo se tu il consenti Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
55Mi restano le lagrime Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
56Credete al mio dolore Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Morgana
57Se mai piu saro geloso Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poro
58Sibillar gli angui d'Aletto Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Argante
59Belle dee di questo core Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tolomeo
60Cessa omai di sospirare Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cornelia
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