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Handel: Nine German Arias; Gloria / Dorothea Craxton, soprano

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
>Handel, George Frideric : Susser Blumen Ambraflocken (German Aria no 3), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 204
>Handel, George Frideric : In den angenehmen Buschen (German Aria no 8), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 209
>Handel, George Frideric : Gloria, for soprano & orchestra (discovered in 2001)

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
>Handel, George Frideric : Susser Blumen Ambraflocken (German Aria no 3), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 204
>Handel, George Frideric : In den angenehmen Buschen (German Aria no 8), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 209
>Handel, George Frideric : Gloria, for soprano & orchestra (discovered in 2001)
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Notes & Reviews:

Handel seldom set texts in his native language but for the Nine German Arias he took poems by Barthold Heinrich Brockes, called Earthly Pleasure in God, setting them for soprano, violin and basso continuo. The texts inspired Handel to write music of great intensity and melodic beauty, qualities augmented by an almost operatic sense of declamation. The Gloria dates from Handel's stay in Italy and since its rediscovery in 2001 has become a major addition to his Latin Church music. Dorothea Craxton "has a beautiful voice, sings with care for the text and phrases sensitively." (MusicWeb International on Naxos 8.570981 / Fanny Hensel: Songs). In 2009 Dorothea Craxton's recordings of the complete Clara Schumann Songs and the first volume of Fanny Hensel's Songs were released by Naxos. She first joined the Immortal Bach Ensemble, conducted by Morten Schuldt-Jensen, in 2004, recording some highly acclaimed CDs for Naxos.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Blågårds Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/27/2010-05/01/2010).



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>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Dorothea Craxton (Soprano); Leif Meyer (Organ); Fredrik From (Violin); Leif Meyer (Harpsichord); Kjeld Steffensen (Cello)
  • Notes: Blågårds Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/27/2010-05/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Leif Meyer (Organ); Leif Meyer (Harpsichord); Fredrik From (Violin); Dorothea Craxton (Soprano); Kjeld Steffensen (Cello)
  • Notes: Blågårds Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/27/2010-05/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Süsser Blumen Ambraflocken (German Aria no 3), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 204
  • Performers: Fredrik From (Violin); Kjeld Steffensen (Cello); Dorothea Craxton (Soprano); Leif Meyer (Organ); Leif Meyer (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Blågårds Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/27/2010-05/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Leif Meyer (Harpsichord); Kjeld Steffensen (Cello); Dorothea Craxton (Soprano); Leif Meyer (Organ); Fredrik From (Violin)
  • Notes: Blågårds Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/27/2010-05/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Kjeld Steffensen (Cello); Leif Meyer (Harpsichord); Leif Meyer (Organ); Dorothea Craxton (Soprano); Fredrik From (Violin)
  • Notes: Blågårds Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/27/2010-05/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Leif Meyer (Organ); Leif Meyer (Harpsichord); Kjeld Steffensen (Cello); Dorothea Craxton (Soprano); Fredrik From (Violin)
  • Notes: Blågårds Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/27/2010-05/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Fredrik From (Violin); Leif Meyer (Organ); Leif Meyer (Harpsichord); Dorothea Craxton (Soprano); Kjeld Steffensen (Cello)
  • Notes: Blågårds Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/27/2010-05/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : In den angenehmen Büschen (German Aria no 8), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 209
  • Performers: Dorothea Craxton (Soprano); Kjeld Steffensen (Cello); Fredrik From (Violin); Leif Meyer (Harpsichord); Leif Meyer (Organ)
  • Notes: Blågårds Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/27/2010-05/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Fredrik From (Violin); Dorothea Craxton (Soprano); Kjeld Steffensen (Cello); Leif Meyer (Harpsichord); Leif Meyer (Organ)
  • Notes: Blågårds Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/27/2010-05/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : Gloria, for soprano & orchestra (discovered in 2001)
  • Performers: Leif Meyer (Organ); Kjeld Steffensen (Cello); Hanna Ydmark (Violin); Fredrik From (Violin); Dorothea Craxton (Soprano); Leif Meyer (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Blågårds Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/27/2010-05/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1707