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Handel: Israel in Egypt / Speck, Winter, Wey, Kobow, Flaig, et al

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

First performed in 1939 at the King's Theatre, 'Israel in Egypt' exceeded all prior oratorios with its abundance of choruses and offered a clear contrast to those oratorios where the soloists were predominant. It is possible that Handel wanted to test the boundaries of the new genre with the structure of the work as a chorus-oratorio. Performed by leading Baroque specialists, the oratorio is sung in English.


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>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
  • Performers: Antonia Bourvé (Soprano); Markus Flaig (Bass); Michael Hofmeister (Countertenor); Jan Kobow (Tenor); Terry Wey (Countertenor); Cornelia Winter (Soprano); Konstantin Wolff (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Holger Speck
  • Ensemble: Les Favorites
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: by 1739