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Handel: Famous Arias & Choruses

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes
>Handel, George Frideric : Saul
>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks
>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt
>Handel, George Frideric : Atalanta
>Handel, George Frideric : The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 3/4
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 3/6
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Collectors' ears will prick at the inclusion of the Bavarian Radio/Sir Colin Davis recording of a chorus from Messiah, otherwise unavailable.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Act 3. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. And the glory of the Lord
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Act 2. V'adoro, pupille
  • Performer: Elly Ameling (Voice)
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes :: Act 1. Ombra mai fú
  • Performer: José Carreras
  • Conductor: Vjetkoslav Sutej
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Saul :: Act 3. Gird on thy Sword
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Notes: Composition written: 1738.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks :: 3. La paix
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt :: Part 2. Moses and the children of Israel
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Notes: Composition written: 1738.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Atalanta :: Act 1. Care selve
  • Performer: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1736

>Handel, George Frideric : The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 3/4 :: 1. Andante - Allegro - Lentamente
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1716

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Act 2. Lascia ch'io pianga
  • Performer: José Carreras
  • Conductor: Vjetkoslav Sutej
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Let all the angels of God
  • Performer: Stuart Burrows (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Hallelujah
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 :: 5. Air
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Act 3. E pur così in un giorno - Piangerò la sorte mia
  • Performer: Elly Ameling (Voice)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Act 3. Praise the Lord
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 3/6 :: 1. Vivace
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 1716-1720

>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua :: Part 3. O had I Jubal's lyre
  • Performer: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1747.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1747

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus :: Sing unto God
  • Performer: Catherine Denly
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727