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Collectors Edition - Handel: Oratorios / Hogwood, et al

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Athalia, HWV 52
>Handel, George Frideric : Esther
>Handel, George Frideric : La Resurrezione di Nostro Signor Gesù Cristo, HWV 47
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Christopher Hogwood and The Academy of Ancient Music have made a number of distinguished recordings of the music of Handel. Handels most popular oratorio, Messiah, heads up this set of Handel works in which the 1985 recording of Athalia returns to the international catalog after an absence of several years. Esther and La Resurrezione round out his set, which presents all critically-acclaimed recordings!



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>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Judith Nelson (Soprano); Paul Elliot; David Thomas (Bass)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Ensemble: Christ Church Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 129 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Athalia, HWV 52
  • Performers: Aled Jones (Boy Soprano); James Bowman (Countertenor); Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Joan Sutherland (Voice); David Thomas (Bass); Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1733

>Handel, George Frideric : Esther
  • Performers: Andrew King (Tenor); Richard Wistreich; Patrizia Kwella (Soprano); Paul Elliot (Voice); Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Voice); David Thomas (Bass); Ian Partridge (Voice); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : La Resurrezione di Nostro Signor Gesù Cristo, HWV 47
  • Performers: David Thomas (Bass); Ian Partridge (Voice); Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Patrizia Kwella (Soprano); Carolyn Watkinson (Alto)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1708