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Fryphile


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Posted Sun Jan 13th, 2008 10:31pm Post subject: Hallelujah!
STEPHEN IS DIRECTING A FILM ABOUT HANDEL

I think of myself as someone who is filled with love, whose only purpose in life was to achieve love. - Stephen Fry

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flookwit


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Posted Sun Jan 13th, 2008 10:43pm Post subject: Hallelujah!
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Anonymous


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Posted Mon Jan 14th, 2008 12:40am Post subject: Hallelujah!
MEIN HANDEL!!!

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Soupy Twist


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Posted Mon Jan 14th, 2008 7:56am Post subject: Hallelujah!
MEIN HANDEL!!!


That should be very interesting and certainly worth seeing it. Hallelujah!, indeed.

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Canzonett


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Posted Sat Jan 19th, 2008 9:53am Post subject: Hallelujah!
Can I join the film's choir? Please? Can I?
I have sung the complete "Messiah" seven times last last year ... (Honestly, I have witnesses!)

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flookwit


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Posted Wed Jan 23rd, 2008 10:05pm Post subject: Hallelujah!
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Soupy Twist


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Posted Thu Jan 24th, 2008 8:30am Post subject: Hallelujah!
You lost your bet

I'm very much into baroque music (I wish I could play baroque violin) and know many of Handel's works. During the last two decades many of his operas and lesser known oratorios have been recorded. What had been dismissed as contrite and flawed by earlier generations turned out to be true revelations. I'm still stunned by the sheer beauty of his "Judas Maccabaeus", "The Occasional Oratorio", "Acis and Galatea" or "L'allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato".

There are several recordings of "Rinaldo" in the catalogue. Personally, I'd recommend the René Jacobs one (with the Freiburg Baroque orchestra), although with a female contralto in the title role. Therefore you'd probably prefer the older Hogwood recording with countertenor David Daniels and Cecilia Bartoli.
It's more difficult with "Radamisto", there are two or three in the catalogue but none I'd want to buy.

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flookwit


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Posted Thu Jan 24th, 2008 9:08am Post subject: Hallelujah!
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Soupy Twist


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Posted Thu Jan 24th, 2008 9:49am Post subject: Hallelujah!
Yes, Jaroussky's voice is stunning (which I'm afraid I cannot say of the interpretation and orchestral playing in the first clip, but this is hardly Jaroussky's fault). There are not many male sopranists and Jaroussky is certainly the most talented.
I'm sure you know Andreas Scholl, here with the famous "Ombra mai fu" which I have rarely heard sung (and accompanied) so beautifully (Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin, directed by René Jacobs):
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AyRzsQdeakE

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flookwit


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Posted Thu Jan 24th, 2008 10:15am Post subject: Hallelujah!
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djcarlos


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Posted Thu Jan 24th, 2008 3:59pm Post subject: Hallelujah!
All the extras should be sourced from us loyal fans here on the forum!

Fantastic!

In fact, sod it I'll lay Handel if ya like.....DJ Handel

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Soupy Twist


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Posted Fri Jan 25th, 2008 9:01am Post subject: Hallelujah!

I don't have a local music store - I find scores from online services and download; I order CD's from a choice at Amazon and to get to a decent concert or performance it takes two flights from the airport that is 70 miles away!!

I am not feeling sorry for myself, really

But, if you have any suggestions of better on-line sites for CD recordings, DVDs of Operas (because I cannot remember the last time I saw one), scores etc, I would be forever in your debt!!

I'm happy to say that I have a fantastic local music store specialised in classical music. What I don't get there I order online via amazon. Apart from that I don't know of other (English) online shops. I regularly visit the gramophone website (www. gramophone.co.uk) for news, but I've never checked if they have useful links to online-stores etc.

Oh, btw, never had a blog. If I had one, I'm sure I'd bore people out of their pants

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flookwit


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Posted Fri Jan 25th, 2008 4:45pm Post subject: Hallelujah!
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LilyG


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Posted Sat Jan 26th, 2008 12:29am Post subject: Hallelujah!
MEIN HANDEL!!!

WIN!!!

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Soupy Twist


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Posted Sun Jan 27th, 2008 9:20am Post subject: Hallelujah!

So I will go and look at Gramophone as you pointed me in that direction. I have just received a rather lovely (IMHO) version of Rinaldo this morning. Sony, 1977, Jean Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écrurie et la Chambre du Roy, with Paul Esswood, Carolyn Watkinson, Charles Brett....... Maybe not so well known? But it is a lovely rendition and Carolyn Watkinson as Rinaldo has a superb voice. Not so warbling as some sopranos nor does it seem as high in register. The instruments are, as was the trend in the 70's I believe, baroque period instruments, but again, I really like that. I guess I am just showing my age. Creak, creak, creak........get the wheelchair in now!!!

I'm glad you found a Rinaldo you like. In fact, the 70s were still the early days of period performance. I admit I'm an absolute enthusiast about period instruments and simply love the sound they create. Nothing to do with age:wink:

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