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Handel: Semele / Martini, Scholl, Schmidt, Popken, Frankfurt Junge Kantorei, Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele
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Handel's oratorio 'Semele' was composed in 1743 and tells of a beautiful mortal (Semele), whose short but spectacular love affair with Jupiter, King of the Gods, comes to a terrifying end in consequence of both her own vanity and the scheming of Jupiter's insanely jealous wife Juno. Written at the peak of Handel's powers, it is crammed with his most sparkling and dramatic music: spectacular orchestral numbers and powerful choruses combine with heart-stopping arias, including the popular 'Where’er you walk' and the coloratura showpiece 'Myself I shall adore'.


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>Handel, George Frideric : Semele
  • Performers: Julla Schmidt (Tenor); Ralf Popken; Knut Schoch (Tenor); Klaus Mertens (Bass); Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Joachim Martini
  • Running Time: 154 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743
  • Studio/Live: Live