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Händel Highlights - A sampler of Handel Favorites from Berlin Classics [3 CDs]

> Messiah, HWV 56 - Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Hallelujah!
> Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 (Sung in German) - Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63, Part III: Aria: Dann tont der Laut' und Harfe Klang (Sung in German)
> Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 - Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Part I: He gave them hailstones for rain (Sung in German)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Aria: Why do the nations so furiosly rage together
> Jephtha, HWV 70 - Jephtha, HWV 70: Symphony
> Te Deum in D major, "Utrecht" (Sung in German) - Te Deum in D major, "Utrecht": Verleih' uns Herr (Sung in German)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part I: Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Let all the angels of God worship Him
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part III: Aria: I know that my Redeemer liveth
> Te Deum in D major, "Utrecht" (Sung in German) - Te Deum in D major, "Utrecht": Der hocherhabene Chor der Apostel - Du bist der Herr (Sung in German)
> Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 (Sung in German) - Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63, Part II: Fall ward sein Los (Sung in German)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part I: Aria: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part I: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part I: Glory to God in the highest
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part I: Pifa
> Te Deum in D major, "Utrecht" (Sung in German) - Te Deum in D major, "Utrecht": O Herr, auf dich (Sung in German)
> Jephtha, HWV 70 (Sung in German) - Jephtha, HWV 70, Act II: Air: Tune the soft melodious lute
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Their sound is gone out into all lands (Sung in German)
> Jephtha, HWV 70 - Jephtha, HWV 70: Symphony
> Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 - Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Part I: But as for his people (Sung in German)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Aria: The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light (Sung in German)
> Te Deum in A major, HWV 282 - Te Deum in A major, HWV 282: We believe that Thou shalt come (Sung in German)
> Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 (Sung in German) - Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63, Part III: Seht den Sieger ruhmgekront! (Sung in German)
> Flute Sonata in B minor, Op. 1, No. 9, HWV 367b - IV. Adagio
> Flute Sonata in B minor, Op. 1, No. 9, HWV 367b - V. Alla breve
> Flute Sonata in B minor, Op. 1, No. 9, HWV 367b - VI. Andante
> Flute Sonata in B minor, Op. 1, No. 9, HWV 367b - VII. A tempo di menuetto

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
>Handel, George Frideric : Handel - Bourée
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto in F major "Cuckoo & the Nightingale" (no 13), HWV 295
>Handel, George Frideric : Trio sonata for oboe, violin & continuo in D major, HWV 385 (doubtful)
>Handel, George Frideric : Air for keyboard in A major, HWV 468
>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430
>Handel, George Frideric : Trio Sonata for 2 Recorders and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 405
>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata (Fantasia) for harpsichord in C major, HWV 577
>Handel, George Frideric : Fantasie for keyboard in C major, HWV 490
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Pastorella venga bella, secular cantata for voice, violin, cello & continuo (fragment; doubtful), TW
>Handel, George Frideric : Prelude and Allegro (Sonata) for keyboard in G minor, HWV 574
>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata for Flute and Basso continuo in B minor, HWV 367b/Op. 1 no 9
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaus, HWV 63
>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Agypten, HWV 54
>Handel, George Frideric : Jeptha, HWV 70
>Handel, George Frideric : Utrechter Te Deum, HWV 278
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Notes & Reviews:

Handel is rivaled only by J.S. Bach as the most important composer of the Baroque period. Great orchestral works and oratorios brought the German-born composer fame during his lifetime.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 28 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Handel - Bourée
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Running Time: 18 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
  • Performers: Friedemann Erben (Cello); Maria Vermes (Violin); Werner Buschnakowski (Harpsichord); Gerhard Bosse (Violin)
  • Conductor: Horst-Tanu Margraf
  • Running Time: 11 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto in F major "Cuckoo & the Nightingale" (no 13), HWV 295
  • Performer: Johannes-Ernst Köhler (Organ)
  • Conductor: Lothar Seyfarth
  • Notes: Composition written: 1739.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Trio sonata for oboe, violin & continuo in D major, HWV 385 (doubtful)
  • Performers: Achim Beyer (Violin); Siegfried Pank (Bass Viola da gamba); Ingo Goritzki (Oboe); Burkhard Glaetzner (Oboe); Walter Bernstein (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Handel, George Frideric : Air for keyboard in A major, HWV 468
  • Performer: Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1728

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Gunter Klier (Bassoon); Peter Mirring (Violin); Arleen Augér; Walter Bernstein (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430
  • Performer: Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1710-1720

>Handel, George Frideric : Trio Sonata for 2 Recorders and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 405
  • Performers: Knut Sönstevold (Bassoon); Siegfried Pank (Bass Viola da gamba); Burkhard Glaetzner (Oboe); Walter Bernstein (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1709

>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata (Fantasia) for harpsichord in C major, HWV 577
  • Performer: Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1704

>Handel, George Frideric : Fantasie for keyboard in C major, HWV 490
  • Performer: Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1703-1706

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Pastorella venga bella, secular cantata for voice, violin, cello & continuo (fragment; doubtful), TW
  • Performers: Adele Stolte (Soprano); Peter Klug (Cello); Achim Beyer (Violin); Walter Bernstein (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1768

>Handel, George Frideric : Prelude and Allegro (Sonata) for keyboard in G minor, HWV 574
  • Performer: Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1705

>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata for Flute and Basso continuo in B minor, HWV 367b/Op. 1 no 9
  • Performers: Hans-Peter Schmitz (Flute); Werner Haupt (Harpsichord); Hans Pischner (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1725-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Halleluja!
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabäus, HWV 63 :: Dann tönt der Laut' und Harfe Klang
  • Performer: Gundula Janowitz
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Ägypten, HWV 54 :: Hagel statt Regen
  • Conductor: Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
  • Notes: Composition written: 1738.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Warum denn rasen und toben die Heiden im Zorne
  • Performer: Theo Adam (Bass)
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Jeptha, HWV 70 :: Symphony
  • Conductor: Marcus Creed
  • Ensemble: Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1752.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1752

>Handel, George Frideric : Utrechter Te Deum, HWV 278 :: Verlieh' uns Herr
  • Performers: Inge Uibel (Soprano); Hans-Jurgen Wachsmuth (Baritone); Eberhard Büchner (Tenor); Siegfried Lorenz (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Frohlock und jauchze
  • Performer: Regina Werner (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Laát alle Engel
  • Performer: Regina Werner (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Ich weiá, daá mein Erlöser lebet
  • Performer: Regina Werner (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Utrechter Te Deum, HWV 278 :: Der hocherhabene Chor - Du bist der Herr
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabäus, HWV 63 :: Fall ward sein Los
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: O du, die Wonne
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: O du, die Wonne
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Ehre sei Gott
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Sinfonia pastorale
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Utrechter Te Deum, HWV 278 :: O Herr, auf dich
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713

>Handel, George Frideric : Jeptha, HWV 70 :: Tune the soft melodious flute
  • Performer: Christiane Oelze (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marcus Creed
  • Ensemble: Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1752.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1752

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Ihr Schall genet aus
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Jeptha, HWV 70 :: Symphony
  • Conductor: Marcus Creed
  • Ensemble: Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1752.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1752

>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Ägypten, HWV 54 :: Aber mit seinem Volke
  • Conductor: Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
  • Notes: Composition written: 1738.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Das Volk, das da wandelt
  • Performer: Theo Adam (Bass)
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Utrechter Te Deum, HWV 278 :: Tag für Tag
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabäus, HWV 63 :: Seht den Sieger ruhmgekrönt
  • Conductor: Helmut Koch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Solistenvereinigung
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746