Handel Gold - Bartoli, Fleming, Kozená, Terfel, Villazón, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, et al

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
>Handel, George Frideric : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina
>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante
>Handel, George Frideric : Atalanta
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>Handel, George Frideric : Tamerlano
>Handel, George Frideric : Il Floridante, HWV 14
>Handel, George Frideric : Muzio Scevola, HWV 13
>Handel, George Frideric : Jephtha
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Handel, George Frideric : Semele
>Handel, George Frideric : Hercules
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora
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Notes & Reviews:

This 2-CD set celebrates the 250th anniversary of Handel's death and includes selections from Handel's most beautiful operas, oratorios, arias and choruses. This definitive greatest hits package from the world's greatest vocalists includes performances by Renee Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa, Cecilia Bartoli, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, Anne Sophie von Otter, Kathleen Ferrier, Grace Bumbry, Thomas Quasthoff, Placido Domingo, Fritz Wunderlich, Bryn Terfel and even Luciano Pavarotti!



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>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 :: Let the bright seraphim
  • Performers: Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet); Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Barry Rose
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1741.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno :: Lascia la spina
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1707

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Frondi tenere...Ombra mai fu
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Tornami a vagheggiar
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante :: Dopo notte, atra e funesta
  • Performer: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre
  • Notes: Composition written: 1734.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Atalanta :: Care selve, ombre beate
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1736

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: V'adoro, pupille
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Tamerlano :: Ciel e terra armi di sdegno
  • Performers: Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Rolando Villaz?n
  • Conductor: Paul McCreesh
  • Ensemble: Gabrieli Players
  • Notes: Composition written: 1724.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Il Floridante, HWV 14 :: Ma che vuoi piú da me
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Notes: Composition written: 1721.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1721

>Handel, George Frideric : Muzio Scevola, HWV 13 :: Ah, dolce nome
  • Performers: Russell Oberlin (Countertenor); Albert Fuller (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Thomas Dunn
  • Ensemble: Baroque Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1721

>Handel, George Frideric : Jephtha :: Waft her, angels, through the skies
  • Performer: Nigel Robson (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Notes: Composition written: 1752.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1752

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: He was despisèd
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Preston
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele :: Where'er you walk
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743

>Handel, George Frideric : Hercules :: Where shall I fly!
  • Performer: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1744.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1744

>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua :: Oh! Had I Jubal's lyre
  • Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1747.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1747

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 :: See the conqu'ring hero comes!
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 :: Father of heav'n! From Thy eternal throne
  • Performer: Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Maurice Abravanel
  • Ensemble: Utah Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Almighty pow'r! Who rul'st the earth and skies
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Paul McCreesh
  • Ensemble: Gabrieli Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele :: Myself I shall adore
  • Performer: Danielle Niese
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts florissants
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: The people that walked in darkness
  • Performer: John Tomlinson (Bass)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: English Concert Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Piangerò la sorte mia
  • Performer: Teresa Berganza
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Verdi prati
  • Performer: Fritz Wunderlich
  • Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
  • Ensemble: Cappella Coloniensis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele :: Hence, Iris, hence away
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra of London
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743

>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora :: Angels, ever bright and fair
  • Performer: Susan Gritton (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Paul McCreesh
  • Ensemble: Gabrieli Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: I know that my redeemer liveth
  • Performer: Sylvia McNair
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Behold, I tell you a mystery...The trumpet shall sound
  • Performer: Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: English Concert Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741