Handel: Agrippina

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Gramophone
Any admirer of countertenor singing should be prepared to buy the set for Michael Chance’s singing alone.... Della Jones gives a masterful performance in the title-role.... [Gardiner] is a fine and very experienced conductor of Handel and he has a sure feeling for tempo and for the character of each movement.... Comfortably among the half-dozen finest recordings of Handel operas.
BBC Music Magazine - Barry Millington
The cast is not only without a weak link, but well chosen to point up the characterisation. Della Jones in the title role manages to sound both like a ruthless schemer, with an aptly sinister edge to her ...
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Editorial Reviews

Gramophone
Any admirer of countertenor singing should be prepared to buy the set for Michael Chance’s singing alone.... Della Jones gives a masterful performance in the title-role.... [Gardiner] is a fine and very experienced conductor of Handel and he has a sure feeling for tempo and for the character of each movement.... Comfortably among the half-dozen finest recordings of Handel operas.
BBC Music Magazine - Barry Millington
The cast is not only without a weak link, but well chosen to point up the characterisation. Della Jones in the title role manages to sound both like a ruthless schemer, with an aptly sinister edge to her tone, and a tormented woman.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2007
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947582854
  • Catalog Number: 000829302
  • Sales rank: 105,441

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Disc 1
  1. 1–70 Agrippina, opera, HWV 6 - George Frideric Handel & Donna Brown (217:02)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byJohn Eliot Gardiner
    Performed byDonna Brown, Michael Chance, Julian Clarkson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, Della Jones, Jonathan Peter Kenny, Alastair Miles, George Mosley, Anne Sofie von Otter, Derek Lee Ragin
    1. 1Sinfonia
    2. 2Act 1. Recitativo. Nerone, amato, figlio!
    3. 3Act 1. Aria. Col saggio tuo consiglio
    4. 4Act 1. Recitativo. Per cosí grande impresa
    5. 5Act 1. Aria. La mia sorte fortunata
    6. 6Act 1. Recitativo. Or che Pallante è vinto
    7. 7Act 1. Aria. Volo pronto, e lieto il core
    8. 8Act 1. Recitativo. Quanto fa, quanto puote / Aria. L'alma mia fra le tempeste
    9. 9Act 1. Arioso. Qual piacere a un cor pietoso / Recitativo. Prendi tu ancora, prendi / Arioso. Ma ra
    10. 10Act 1. Recitativo. Amici, al sen vi stringo
    11. 11Act 1. Recitativo. Voi, che dell'alta Roma / Quartetto. Il tuo figlio
    12. 12Act 1. Recitativo. Ma qual di liete trombe / Arietta. Allegrezza, allegrezza! / Recitativo. Che sen
    13. 13Act 1. Recitativo. Alle tue piante, o Augusta
    14. 14Act 1. Aria. Tu ben degno
    15. 15Act 1. Recitativo. L'ultima del gioir mèta gradita / Aria. Lusinghiera mia speranza
    16. 16Act 1. Aria. Vaghe perle, eletti fiori
    17. 17Act 1. Recitativo. Otton, Claudio, Nerone
    18. 18Act 1. Aria. È un foco quel d'amore
    19. 19Act 1. Recitativo. Ma qui Agrippina viene.
    20. 20Act 1. Aria. Ho un non so nel cor
    21. 21Act 1. Recitativo. Cieli, quai strani casi / Aria. Fa quanto vuoi
    22. 22Act 1. Recitativo. Non veggo alcun
    23. 23Act 1. Aria. Pur ritorno a rimirarvi
    24. 24Act 1. Recitativo. Ma, oh ciel, mesta e confusa
    25. 25Act 1. Arietta. Vieni, o cara
    26. 26Act 1. Recitativo. Che mai farò / Terzetto. E quando mai i frutti / Recitativo. Pur al fin si riand
    27. 27Act 1. Aria. Non ho cor che per amarti
    28. 28Act 1. Recitativo. Se Ottone m'ingannò / Aria. Se giunge un dispetto
    29. 29Act 2. Recitativo. Dunque noi siam traditi?
    30. 30Act 2. Aria. Coronato il crin d'alloro / Recitativo. Roma, più ch'il trionfo
    31. 31Act 2. Recitativo. Ecco il superbo
    32. 32Act 2. Coro. Di timpani e trombe
    33. 33Act 2. Recitativo. Nelle Britannia vinta / Aria. Cade il mondo soggiogato
    34. 34Act 2. Recitativo. Signor, quanto il mio core
    35. 35Act 2. Arietta. Nulla sperar da me / Recitativo. E tu, Poppea / Aria. Tuo ben è 'l trono / Recitati
    36. 36Act 2. Recitativo. Otton, qual portentoso fulmine
    37. 37Act 2. Aria. Voi che udite il mio lamento
    38. 38Act 2. Aria. Bella pur del mio diletto / Recitativo. Il tormento d'Ottone
    39. 39Act 2. Arioso. Vaghe fonti / Recitativo. Ma qui che veggo, oh cieli! / Recitativo. Ottone traditore
    40. 40Act 2. Aria. Ti vo' giusta e non pietosa
    41. 41Act 2. Recitativo. Di quali ordite trame
    42. 42Act 2. Recitativo. Pur al fine ti ritrovo!
    43. 43Act 2. Aria. Col peso del tuo amor
    44. 44Act 2. Recitativo. Qual bramato piacere / Aria. Quando invita la donna l'amante
    45. 45Act 2. Aria. Pensieri, voi mi tormentate! / Recitativo. Quel ch'oprai è soggetto a gran periglio /
    46. 46Act 2. Recitativo. Se ben nemica sorte
    47. 47Act 2. Aria. Col raggio placido
    48. 48Act 2. Recitativo. Di giunger non dispero al mio desire
    49. 49Act 2. Aria. Spererò, poi che mel dice
    50. 50Act 2. Recitativo. Per dar la pace al core
    51. 51Act 2. Aria. Basta sol che tu chieda
    52. 52Act 2. Recitativo. Favorevol la sorte oggi m'arride / Aria. Ogni vento ch'al porto lo spinga
    53. 53Act 3. Recitativo. Il caro Ottone al precipizio io spinsi
    54. 54Act 3. Aria. Tacerò, tacerò
    55. 55Act 3. Recitativo. Attendo qui Nerone e Claudio ancora
    56. 56Act 3. Aria. Coll'ardor del tuo bel core
    57. 57Act 3. Recitativo. Amico ciel, sconda il mio disegno
    58. 58Act 3. Aria. Io di Roma il Giove sono
    59. 59Act 3. Recitativo. Pur al fin se ne andò
    60. 60Act 3. Aria. Pur ch'io ti stringa al son
    61. 61Act 3. Recitativo. Piega pur del mio cor / Aria. Bel piacer
    62. 62Act 3. Recitativo. Cotanto osò Poppea?
    63. 63Act 3. Aria. Come nube che fugge dal vento
    64. 64Act 3. Recitativo. Evvi, donna più empia?
    65. 65Act 3. Recitativo. Adorato mio sposo
    66. 66Act 3. Aria. Se vuoi pace, o volto amato
    67. 67Act 3. Recitativo. Ecco la mia rivale
    68. 68Act 3. Coro. Lieto il Tebro increspi l'onda
    69. 69Act 3. Recitativo. D'Otton e di Poppea sul grande innesto / Aria. V'accendano le tede
    70. 70Act 3. Ballo
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John Eliot Gardiner Primary Artist
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