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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)
Natalie Dessay

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)
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
241Intermezzo 3 Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
242Sinfonia 3 Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
243E un folle e un vile affetto Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
244Gia l'ebro mio ciglio Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.14-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
245I never seek the to question Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.13-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Ariodatis
246Or che Pallante è vinto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
247Io all' ora impugno il brando Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1.08-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cT T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo/Goffredo/Eustazio
248Oh mia liberatrice Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.23-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea/Agrippina
249È un incendio Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-4

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
250Or è tempo, oh Narciso Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina/Narcissus
251Overture Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
252Rosmira oh Dio Popularity:

Opera: TolomeoComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
253A vagheggiar io vengo Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius/Agrippina
254Lascia Amore e segui Marte! Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
255Go make your declaration Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Arsamenes
256Clasp your hand to my heart Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S B S MzLanguage: English

Roles: Romilda/Elviro/Arsamenes/Xerxes
257Ombre pallide io so mi udite Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.21

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
258My Lord my Lord Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.15-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Elviro
259Go monster! bid some other guest Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Galatea
260Quanto fà, quanto puole Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
261Venere bella per un istante Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.11

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare/Curio
262Siam prossimi al porto Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eustazio
263Dunque noi siam traditi Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas/Narcissus
264La Reggia Tolomeo Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA/Mz/cT S cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Achilla/Cesare/Sesto/Cornelia/Curio
265Marcia Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3.06-2

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: Italian

Roles:
266Il vostro maggio Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Two mermaids
267Io t'abbaccio e piu che morte Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 2.07-4

Type: duetVoice: cT/cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bertarido/Rodelinda
268Ecco il superbo! Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S cT cA cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina/Poppaea/Nero/Otho/Narcissus
269Sire, Signor? Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Achilla/Tolomeo
270Di quei strani accidenti Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Mz/cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goffredo/Almirena/Rinaldo
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