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Handel: Semele / Somary, Armstrong, Watts, Tear, et al

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Semele (1744) is a story of love, ambition and betrayal, illustrated by some of Handel's most memorable music. A stellar cast of oratorio specialists, acclaimed by the New York Times in a review by John Rockwell.


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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele
  • Performers: Sheila Armstrong (Soprano); Justino Diaz; Edgar Fleet (Tenor); Harold Lester (Harpsichord); Harold Lester (Organ); Neilson Taylor (Tenor); Robert Tear (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Johannes Somary
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743