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Handel: Neun Deutschen Arien / Sampson, King's Consort

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
>Handel, George Frideric : In den angenehmen Buschen (German Aria no 8), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 209
>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in F major "Hautb. Solo del Sr. Hendel"
>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata for Oboe in B flat major (Fitzwilliam), HWV 357
>Handel, George Frideric : Susser Blumen Ambraflocken (German Aria no 3), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 204
>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in C minor, HWV 366/Op. 1 no 8
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Carolyn Sampson beautifully expresses inward rapture and outward joy, and she is touchingly wistful in 'Süsser Blumen'. She is nicely matched by the violin of Stephane-Marie Degand, and the spiky tone of Alexandra Bellamy is an extra pleasure in the three oboe sonatas." - Classic FM Magazine

'With her pure, luminous tone, graceful sense of phrase and discerning musicality, Carolyn Sampson gives enchanting performances of music that is essentially about enchantment ... 'Süsse Stille' is exquisitely shaped and savoured, with a rapt, confiding pianissimo at the da capo. Elsewhere Sampson perfectly catches the blissful langour of 'Künft'ger Zeiten eitler Kummer' and brings a smiling eagerness to 'Die ihr aus dunklen Grüften', enhancing the da capo with playful touches of ornamentation' (Gramophone)

'The nine German arias Handel composed ... still rank among his best-kept secrets. Barthold Brockes's verses are a pantheistic celebration of God-in-Nature, and Handel responded with music of hedonistic enchantment, from the rapt, wondering Süsse Stille to the laughing ebullience of Das zitternde Glänzen. Always a lovely Handel soprano, Carolyn Sampson sings these arias with her trademark pellucid tone and refined phrasing. She spins a smooth, serene line in the more contemplative numbers, and dances blithely in an aria such as Süsser Blumen Ambraflocken, vying with violinist Stéphanie-Marie Degand in playful coloratura flourishes' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Carolyn Sampson beautifully expresses inward rapture and outward joy, and she is touchingly wistful in 'Süsser Blumen'. She is nicely matched by the violin of Stéphane-Marie Degand, and the spiky tone of Alexandra Bellamy is an extra pleasure in the three oboe sonatas' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Carolyn Sampson comes across spectacularly well on disc. Her beautiful sweet-toned soprano is ideally suited to the baroque repertoire and here, as in the other Hyperion releases such as Handel's Ode to St Cecilia, she excels. The performance is well-integrated, both within the ensemble and between instruments and voice' (MusicOMH.com)

'Carolyn Sampson's singing is graceful, pure-toned, beautiful ... She embellishes neatly, her runs are smooth, and in a contemplative song like Künftiger Zeiten eitler Kummer she can spin out phrases to magical effect ... Balance and clarity are admirable, as indeed are the introductory texts' (International Record Review)

'Sampson persuasively evokes the innocent, carefree countryside in Handel's Nine German Arias, both at quicksilver speed with babbling effervescent runs and shakes in Das Zitternde Glanzen, and at languid siesta pace with caressing vocal heat and a slight, appealing huskiness in Süsse Stille ... The oboist Alexandra Bellamy plays the three oboe sonatas with thrilling buoyancy, burning long notes and no mechanical clatter' (The Times)

'Carolyn Sampson, who has a vivacious personality to go with her bright tone and virtuoso technique, sings Handel's melting melodies as if born to them. The open textures of the period-instrument King's Consort could hardly be more attractive, to boot' (Star Ledger, USA)

' ... this is essential Handel ... Carolyn Sampson sings with great circumspection and understanding of Handel's intentions' (Audiophile Audition, USA)

'Sampson brings undeniable flair to these arias, sometimes endowing them with a beguiling sensuality ... Alexandra Bellamy plays with a gentle, relaxed period sound that is very pleasing ' (American Record Guide)



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>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); Robert King (Harpsichord); Stéphanie-Marie Degand (Violin); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 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: Robert King (Harpsichord); Robert King (Organ); Stéphanie-Marie Degand (Violin); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in F major "Hautb. Solo del Sr. Hendel"
  • Performers: Robert King (Harpsichord); Robert King (Organ); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Alexandra Bellamy (Oboe); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1714

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); Robert King (Harpsichord); Stéphanie-Marie Degand (Violin); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Robert King (Harpsichord); Robert King (Organ); Stéphanie-Marie Degand (Violin); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata for Oboe in B flat major (Fitzwilliam), HWV 357
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); Robert King (Harpsichord); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Alexandra Bellamy (Oboe); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1709

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); Robert King (Harpsichord); Stéphanie-Marie Degand (Violin); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Süsser Blumen Ambraflocken (German Aria no 3), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 204
  • Performers: Robert King (Harpsichord); Robert King (Organ); Stéphanie-Marie Degand (Violin); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); Robert King (Harpsichord); Stéphanie-Marie Degand (Violin); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1724-1726

>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in C minor, HWV 366/Op. 1 no 8
  • Performers: Robert King (Harpsichord); Robert King (Organ); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Alexandra Bellamy (Oboe); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1711

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Robert King (Harpsichord); Robert King (Organ); Stéphanie-Marie Degand (Violin); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : German Arias (9)
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); Robert King (Harpsichord); Stéphanie-Marie Degand (Violin); Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards] (Cello); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Lynda Sayce (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (10/22/2006-10/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1724-1726