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George Frideric Handel 1685 - 1759

Musical score 'Triumph of Time and Truth' by Handel: miniature Score 1757

YouTube: 'Triumph of Time and Truth', Pacific Baroque Orchestra at Vancouver 2014, live recording

YouTube: '6 Organ Concertos' Handel (1740-1751)

Musical score 'Judas Maccabeus' by Handel: Oratorio or sacred drama, in full score (ed. Thomas Morell), (1746)

(Judas Maccabee (&Joshua) "See, here comes the Conquering Hero"

YouTube: 'Judas Maccabeus' (Judah Maccabee) by Handel, Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, sound recording, Cond. David Deitrick with Intro (1746)

Musical score 'Jephtha' by Handel: Oratorio, Miniature Score with Engl. Text, 1752

YouTube: "Jephta' by Handel, sound recording (1752)

Musical score 'Solomon' by Handel: Oratorio, for Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra, Engl. text, 1748

YouTube: "Solomon' by Handel, sound recording (1748)

Musical score 'Joshua' by Handel: an Oratorio in vocal score, Engl. text, 1747

Joshua's "Glory to God"

YouTube: "Joshua' by Handel, sound recording (1747)

Musical score 'Occasional Oratorio' - Handel, HWV 62 (1746)

YouTube: 'Occasional Oratorio' - Handel, HWV 62 - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (1746)

Musical score 'Hercules' by Handel: Oratorio, musical score with English text (1745)

YouTube: 'Hercules` - Handel - Highlights (1745)

Musical score 'Joseph' by Handel: Oratorio, Miniature Score, with Germ. and Engl. text (1744)

YouTube: "Joseph and his brethren' by Handel (1744)

'Semele' by Handel: A secular Oratorio, for Soli, chorus, and Orchestra, musical score with English text (1744)

YouTube: 'Semele' - Handel - HWV 58 (Curnyn) (1744)

Musical score 'Belshazzar' by Handel: Oratorio, for Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra, Germ. and Engl. text (1744)

YouTube: 'Belshazzar' by Handel, Bach-Kantorei sound recording (1744)

Musical score 'Samson' by Handel: Oratorio, for Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra, Germ. and Engl. text (1743)

YouTube: 'Samson' by Handel, sound recording (1743)

Musical score 'The Messiah' by Handel: Oratorio containing the music of the principal songs, duets, and choruses (1741)

YouTube:"Messiah", London Symphony Orchestra, sound recording (1741)

YouTube: Handel's Messiah, the Choir of King's College, video recording (1741)

Musical score 'Saul' by Handel: Oratorio, for Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra, Engl. text (1739)

YouTube: 'Saul' by Handel, sound recording (1739)

Musical score 'Israel in Egypt' by Handel: Oratorio, in full score, (ed. Friedrich Chrysander) (1739)

YouTube: 'Israel in Egypt' by Handel, appropriately recorded at the Pharaoh Islands, cond. John Curry (1739)

Musical score 'Xerxes' (Serse) by Handel: Opera in three parts, musical score with German and Italian language edition (1738)

YouTube: "Xerxes` - OPERA - HWV 40 - Handel (1738)

Musical score 'Funeral Anthem', on the Death of Queen Caroline by Handel: The Wings of Zion do Mourn, for Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra, Engl. text (1737)

YouTube: FUNERAL ANTHEM FOR QUEEN CAROLINE 1737 - HWV 264 - Handel (1737)

Lyrics only 'Alexander's Feast' or 'the power of music' (1736)

YouTube: 'Alexander's Feast' - Handel - Oratorio HWV75 - J.E. Gardiner English Baroque Soloists (1736)

Musical score 'Arminio' Handel - An opera in three acts with Italian text (1735)

YouTube: 'Arminio' - Georg Friedrich Händel - HWV 36 (1735)

Musical score 'Alcino' by Handel: Oratorio, musical score with German and English text (1735)

YouTube: 'Alcina' - Handel (1735)

Musical score 'Athalia' by Handel: Oratorio, musical score with German and English text (1733)

YouTube: Handel / Athalia, HWV 52 (Hogwood) (1733)

Musical score 'Esther' by Handel, Oratorio (Cantata), lyrics only (1732)

YouTube: Handel's Esther, L. Russell (Esther), T. Randle (Ahasuerus), sound recording (1732)

from Handel's 'Esther' (Hobo)

Musical score 'Theodora' by Handel: ref. only, no score (1730)

YouTube: 'Theodora' - by Handel, Oratorio in three acts, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (1730)

Musical score 'Partenope' by Handel: Opera in three parts with Italian text (1730)

YouTube: "PARTENOPE" - HANDEL ( hwv27, atto primo ) Riccardo Minasi (1730)

Musical score 'Coronation Anthems' by Handel: 'Zadok the Priest' (and 'The King Shall Rejoice'), for Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra, Germ. and Engl. text (1727)

YouTube: 'Zadok the Priest' by Handel (Coronation songs), Seraphic Fire and the Sebastians choir (1727)

Musical score 'The King Shall Rejoice' by Handel: A Coronation Anthem, for Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra, Engl. (1727)

YouTube: 'the King shall rejoice' by Handel (Coronation songs), Seraphic Fire and the Sebastians choir (1727)

Musical score 'Allesandro' by Handel: Opera for Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra, musical score, Italian text (1726)

YouTube: 'Alessandro' - Georg Friedrich Händel - (1726)

Musical score 'Rodelina' by Handel: Opera in three acts, musical score with Italian text, 1725

YouTube: 'RODELINDA' OPERA - HWV 19 - Handel (1725)

Musical score 'Tamerlano' by Handel: Opera in three acts, musical score with Italian text, 1724

YouTube: 'Tamerlano' - Handel - Opera HWV18 | Riccardo Minasi Il Pomo d'Oro (1724)

Musical score 'Julius Ceaser' (Giulio Cesare in Egitto) by Handel: Opera in Three Acts, musical score with Italian text (1723)

YouTube: 'Julius Ceasar in Egypt' - Handel - Opera, HWV17 - Alan Curtis - Complesso Barocco (1723)

Musical score 'ACIS AND GALATEA, OPERA - HWV 46 - Handel (1720)

YouTube: ACIS AND GALATEA, OPERA - HWV 46 - Handel (1720)

Musical score 'Anthems' by Handel (Vol 5 , Nr 9): miniature Score (1718-20)

YouTube: Handel: Chandos Anthems - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (1718-20)

Musical score 'Water Music' by Handel: tribute to King George (1717)

YouTube: 'Water Music' Handel - Consort Of London - Robert Haydon Clark (1717)

Musical score - the Utrecht Jubilate (te Deum and Jubilate) by Handel: for Soli and Orchestra, Engl. text, 1713

YouTube: G.F. Handel Te Deum HWV 278, Jubilate HWV 279 (Music for the Peace of Utrecht 1713)

Musical score 'Rinaldo' by Handel, Opera in Three Acts, Miniture Score, First Version, Ger. and Engl. language ed (1711)

YouTube: 'Rinaldo' - Händel - Opera - HWV7 | René Jacobs Freiburger Barockorchester (1711)

Musical score 'Agrippina' by Handel: Opera in Three Acts, Italian text, 1709

YouTube: OPERA `Agripinna` HWV 6 - Handel (1709)

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YouTube: Handel / Susanna, HWV 66 (McGegan) (1748)

YouTube: 'Alexander Balus' - Handel, highlights (1747)

YouTube: 'L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato' - Handel, cond. Gardiner, Cantata, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir (1740)

YouTube: 'DEIDAMIYA' - Handel - OPERA - HWV 42 - Handel (1740)

YouTube: 'Berenice" - Georg Friedrich Händel - HWV 38 (1737)

YouTube: Georg Friedrich Händel - Atalanta HWV 35 (1736)

YouTube: OPERA `ARIODANTE` HWV 33 - Handel (1734)

YouTube: 'Deborah' - GF Händel, HWV 51 - Chorus - Immortal Lord of earth and skies(1733)

YouTube: 'Orlando Furioso' - Georg Friedrich Händel, (1732)

YouTube: 'PORUS, THE KING OF INDIA' - HWV 28 - Handel (1731)

YouTube: 'Ezio' - G.F. Händel, HWV 29 [Kammerorchester Basel - A. Cremonezi] (1731)

YouTube: `ADMETUS, KING OF THESSALY` - OPERA, HWV 22 - Handel (1726)

YouTube: FLORIDANTE, OPERA HWV 14 - Handel (1721)

YouTube: RADAMISTO, OPERA, 1720 - HWV 12 - Handel (1720)

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Giuseppe Verdi 1813 - 1901

Nabucco, (1842, written when Austria opccupied Northern Italy) by Verdi, Google Books, an Opera in three acts, guide, in English text

YouTube: Nabucco, outdoor arena of Verona, Daniel Oren COnd., Leo Nucci, Fabio Sartori, Carlo Colombara, Maria Giuleghena, German subs

La Traviata (1853) by Verdi, Opera, musical score, Ed. 1859

YouTube: la Traviata at Salzburg, with Netrebko, Villaz�n, Hampson . Eng and Russ. Subtitles

YouTube: la Traviata, with dir Marco Faelli, Stefania Bonfadelli, Placido Domingo, GeEorgio Germont, Spanish Subtitles

YouTube: la Traviata 2007, with Renee Fleming, Rolando Villazon, No Subtitles.

La Rigoletto, (1851) by Verdi, an Opera in Italian, musical score

YouTube: Rigoletto by the Wiener Philharmonic 1982, Cond. Ricardo Chailly, with Ingvar Wizell, Luciano Pavarotti, English Subtitles

Il Trovatore by Verdi (1852), (the Troubadour), musical score, 1917

YouTube: Il Trovatore, Leonora � Anna Netrebko, Il Conte Luna -Placido Domingo, Manrico � Francesco Meli, German subs

The Masked Ball (Un ballo In Maschera), (1858) a classic tragedy by Verdi, an Opera in Italian with English translation, musical score, Ed. 1891

YouTube: a Masked Ball, Prague Touring Opera company, English subs

Aida (1871) by Verdi, Opera in four Acts, musical score, Ed. 1897

YouTube: Aida, 1987 Houston, with Placido Domingo; with English subtitles

Otello, (1887) a lyric drama in four acts by Verdi, Ed. 1888

YouTube: Otello, with Vladimir Atlantov as Otello, Kiri te Kanawa , and Piero Cappuccilli, no subtitles

Falstaff, (1893) Lyrical comedy by Verdi, an Opera in three acts, musical score, in Italian and English text

YouTube: Falstaff, La Scala opera House, Cond Capuccio, no subs

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Giacomo Puccini 1858 - 1924

Manon Lescaut, by Puccini (1893), complete libretto

1 YouTube: Manon Lescaut, Casolla, Bini, Romero, Mariotti, Arena, C. Maestrini, with no subtitles

La Boheme, by Puccini (1896), Opera, musical score, with Italian and English text

YouTube: La Boheme by La Scala Milan, Coarlos Kleiber Cond., Ileana Cotrebus, Luciano Pavarotti, without subtitles

Tosca, by Puccini (1900), musical score, ed. 1800

YouTube: Tosca, New Philharmonia Orchestra, London, movie shot in Rome 1976, Kabaivanska, Placido Domingo, Milnes, with English subtitles

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Madame Butterfly by Puccini (1904), Opera for Soli, Chorus and Orchestra, with Italian and English text

1 YouTube: 'Madame Butterfly' a Japanese Tragedy, Orchestre de Paris, Cond. by JAmes Conlon, with Ying Huang, Richard Troxell, Jing Ma Fan, Christopheren Nomura, Constance Hauman, Engl. subtitles

Turandot, daughter of Turan, Princess of China (1924-26), by Puccini, musical score, 'the End of a Great tradition'

1 YouTube: Turandot, 1998 -Cond by by Zubin Mehta, of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, with Giovanna Casolla as Turandot, Sergei Larin as Calaf, Engl subs

2 YouTube: Turandot, 1998 - 3d act, Cond by by Zubin Mehta, of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, with Giovanna Casolla as Turandot, Sergei Larin as Calaf, no subs

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Gioacchino Rossini 1792-1868

The Barber of Seville, by Rossini (1816), Opera in two acts, musical score, Italian text with English translation

YouTube: the Barber of Seville by La Scala Orchestra, Cond. by Claudio Abbado , Teresa BArganza, Luigi Alva, Hermann Prey, Enzo Dara, SELECT English subtitles

William Tell, Rossini (1829), Opera in four Acts, musical score, with French and English text

YouTube: William Tell from Pesaro, by Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orch., Gianluigi Gelmetti Cond., Michelle PErtusi, Gregory Kunde, Frode Olsen, No subtitles

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 - 1791

The Marriage of Figaro, by Mozart (1786), musical score, Italian text with English translation

YouTube: the Marriage of Figaro" 1993 production, Conductor John E. Gardiner, Bryn Terfel as Figaro, Alison Hagley as Susanna, with English subtitles

Don Giovanni, by Mozart (1787), musical score, ed. 1859, Italian text with English translation

YouTube: Don Giovanni, Cond John Eliot Gardiner, Rodney Gilfrey, with Dutch subtitles

Cosi Fan Tutte (thus do all women), Mozart (1790), an Opera in 2 acts by Mozart, musical score, German text with English translation

YouTube - Cosi Fan Tutte, Glyndebourne, Cond Ivan Fisher, with English subtitles

The Magic Flute by Mozart (1791), an Opera in 2 acts by Mozart, musical score, German text with English translation

YouTube - die Zauberflote, with English subtitles

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Richard Wagner 1813 - 1883

the Ring of the Nibelung (1848-1874: das Rhein Gold, die Walkure, Siegfried, & die Gotterdammerung), a guide (1909) its origin, story and music

das Rhine Gold, prelude to the trilogy (English verse)

die Walkure, (ride of the Valkyries), first day of the Nibelungen trilogy (English Verse)

YouTube: die Walkure, music only, Bayreuth Festival 1983, Georg Solti Cond., Hildegard Behrens, Siegmund Nimsgem, Jeannine Altmeyer, with German subtitles

Siegfried, the second day of the Nibelungen trilogy (Eng and German verse)

"Gotterdammerung, (Twilight of the gods) third day of the Nibelungen trilogy (Engl and German verse)

YouTube: Gotterdammerung by Bayreuth Festival Orchestra 1979, English subtitles

Tristan and Isolde, 1904, a Tragedy, (English Verse)

YouTube: Tristan and Isolde, Bayreuth 2009, Cond Peter Schneider, with Robert Dean Hall, Robert Smith, Irene Theorin, English subtitles

Lowengrin, (1848) a Romantic Opera in 3 acts, 1920 (English verse)

YouTube: Lowengrin, Bayreuth Festival 2011, Cond. Andris Nelsons, Klaus Florian Vogt, Elsa van Brabant, G.Zeppenfeld, Samuel Youn, with English subtitles

YouTube: der Fliegende Hollander, de Nederlandse Opera, Cond Hartmut Haenchen, Robert Lloyd, Catherne Naglestad, English subtitles

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Other composers

Tales of Hoffman, (1877) by Jacques Offenbach, musical score, in English and French)

YouTube: Tales of Hoffman, with Sam Ramey, no subtitles, part only

Esther the Beautiful Queen, Cantate, musical score, by William B. Bradbury,1906

Samson and Delilah: by C. Saint Saens, Opera in three acts, musical score, in French and English text, 1895

YouTube: Samson & Delilah, by Saint-Saens, with Orchestre de la Scala, with Cond. Gary Bertini, and Placido Domingo as Samson, Olga borodina as Delilah, with English subtitles

Der Freyschutz: Grand opera in three acts, von Carl Maria von Weber, musical score, arr. and ed. by J.C. Macy, 1895

Elektra, by Richard Strauss (1909), musical score and guide (1910) in English

YouTube: Elektra, with the Wiener Philharmoniker, with Cond. Karl Bohm, L. Rysanek, Astrid Varnay, Catharina Lygendza, with English subtitles

Hansel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, Opera in three acts, vocal score for Soli, Children's Choir and Orchestra, with English text

YouTube: Carmen by George Bizet, in Verona, Cond Henrik Nanasi, with Ekatarina Semenchuk with German subtitles

YouTube: Swan Lake by Peter Tchaikovsky - The Kirov Ballet, by Viktor Fedotov, with Yulia Mahkalina, Igor Zelensky, Ang. Kashirina

YouTube: the Nutcracker by Peter Tchaikovsky - Valery Gergiev / Marinsky Ballet & Orchestra, St Petersburg

YouTube: Eugene Onegin by Peter Tchaikowsky, Cond Gugovsky, with Olga Guryakova, Alexandrina Miltcheva, French subtitles


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