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>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>     Lascia ch'io pianga
>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante
>     Scherza infida
>Handel, George Frideric : Arianna in Creta
>     Qui ti sfido, o mostro infame!
>Handel, George Frideric : Radamisto
>     Ombra cara di mia sposa
>Handel, George Frideric : Orlando
>     Verdi allori
>Handel, George Frideric : Armino
>     Duri lacci, voi non sieste
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>     Ombra mai fú
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>     Cara speme
>     Son nata a lagrimar
>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo
>     Dolce riposo
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina
>     Tornami a vagheggiar
>     Ombre pallide
>Handel, George Frideric : Sarabande
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F
>     Overture
>     Adagio e staccato
>     (Allegro)
>     Air
>     Bourrée
>     Hornpipe
>     (Allegro moderato)
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D
>     Alla Hornpipe
>     Minuet
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 3 in G
>     Rigaudon
>     Menuet
>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks
>     Bourrée
>     La Paix
>     La Réjouissance
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op. 3 no 2
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso, Op. 3/4
>     Andante
>     Allegro
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Handel, George Frideric : Trio Sonata, Op. 5/4
>     A tempo ordinario - Allegro non presto
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>     Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for Keyboard no 5
>     Aria con variazioni
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Comfort ye my people
>     He was despised
>     Hallelujah!
>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt
>     The sons of Israel do mourn
>Handel, George Frideric : La Resurrezione
>     Così la tortorella
>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus
>     Domino meo
>     De torrente in via bibet
>Handel, George Frideric : Conservate, raddoppiate
>     Nodi voi, che gli stringeste
>Handel, George Frideric : Delirio Amoroso
>     Per te lasciai la luce

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante
>Handel, George Frideric : Arianna in Creta
>Handel, George Frideric : Radamisto
>Handel, George Frideric : Orlando
>Handel, George Frideric : Armino
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina
>Handel, George Frideric : Sarabande
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 3 in G
>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op. 3 no 2
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso, Op. 3/4
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Handel, George Frideric : Trio Sonata, Op. 5/4
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for Keyboard no 5
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt
>Handel, George Frideric : La Resurrezione
>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus
>Handel, George Frideric : Conservate, raddoppiate
>Handel, George Frideric : Delirio Amoroso
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

50 Best is a series of 3-CD sets which feature genres of music ranging from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs, and operas. This next release in the series is dedicated solely to the 50 best works of Handel, with individual CD's dedicated to his great opera arias, treasured orchestral and instrumental masterpieces, as well as his vocal masterpieces.



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>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga
  • Performer: Jane Gilchrist (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante :: Scherza infida
  • Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Notes: Composition written: 1734.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Arianna in Creta :: Qui ti sfido, o mostro infame!
  • Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Notes: Composition written: 1733.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1733

>Handel, George Frideric : Radamisto :: Ombra cara di mia sposa
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Notes: Composition written: 1720.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1720

>Handel, George Frideric : Orlando :: Verdi allori
  • Performer: Max Cencic (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Ensemble: I Barocchisti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1732

>Handel, George Frideric : Armino :: Duri lacci, voi non sieste
  • Performer: Vivica Genaux (Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1736

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Ombra mai fú
  • Performer: Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Cara speme
  • Performer: David Daniels (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo :: Dolce riposo
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1712

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Tornami a vagheggiar
  • Performer: Eiddwen Harrhy (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Ombre pallide
  • Performer: Arleen Augér
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Son nata a lagrimar
  • Performer: David Daniels (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Sarabande
  • Conductor: Alexander Briger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1745

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F :: Overture
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F :: Adagio e staccato
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F :: (Allegro)
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F :: Air
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F :: Bourrée
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F :: Hornpipe
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F :: (Allegro moderato)
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D :: Alla Hornpipe
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D :: Minuet
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 3 in G :: Rigaudon
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 3 in G :: Menuet
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks :: Bourrée
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks :: La Paix
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks :: La Réjouissance
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op. 3 no 2
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 1715-1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso, Op. 3/4 :: Andante
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1716

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso, Op. 3/4 :: Allegro
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1716

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
  • Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Trio Sonata, Op. 5/4 :: A tempo ordinario - Allegro non presto
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1737-1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for Keyboard no 5 :: Aria con variazioni
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1710-1720

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Comfort ye my people
  • Performer: Joseph Cornwell (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: He was despised
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 11 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah!
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt :: The sons of Israel do mourn
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Notes: Composition written: 1738.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : La Resurrezione :: Così la tortorella
  • Performer: Toby Spence (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1708

>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus :: Domino meo
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1707

>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus :: De torrente in via bibet
  • Performers: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano); Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1707

>Handel, George Frideric : Conservate, raddoppiate
  • Performers: Juanita Lascarro (Soprano); Brian Asawa (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1711

>Handel, George Frideric : Conservate, raddoppiate :: Nodi voi, che gli stringeste
  • Performers: Juanita Lascarro (Soprano); Brian Asawa (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1711

>Handel, George Frideric : Delirio Amoroso :: Per te lasciai la luce
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Running Time: 9 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1707