8 CD / Decca / 2005-10-11Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Athalia, HWV 52; Esther; La Resurrezione di Nostro Signor Gesù Cristo, HWV 47
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Elliot, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Jones, Aled; King, Andrew [Tenor]; Kirkby, Emma; Kwella, Patrizia; Nelson, Judith [Soprano Vocal]; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Rolfe...
Conductors: Hogwood, Christopher
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Christ Church Cathedral Choir
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,...continue...
2 CD / MD&G / 2005-02-22Works: George Frederick Handel: Athalia, HWV 52
Performers: Cooley, Thomas; Friedrich, Wolf Matthias; Kermes, Simone; Lund, Trine Wilsberg; Pasiecznik, Olga
Conductors: Neumann, Peter
Ensemble: Collegium Cartusianum
Athalia was Handel's third English oratorio. Since his death, there have been relatively few performances of this work. Peter Neumann conducts the Cologne Chamber Choir...continue...
2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1998-07-28Works: George Frederick Handel: Athalia, HWV 52
Performers: Brutscher, Markus; Holzhausen, Friederike; MacLeod, Stephan; Schlick, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Scholl, Elisabeth
Conductors: Martini, Joachim Carlos
Hailed as the "first great English oratorio", Handel's Athalia has been unjustly neglected. Composed in 1733 on a libretto drawn from Racine's play abount the...continue...