Handel: Gold

Handel: Gold

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This 2-CD collection at a special "2-for-1" price celebrates the 250th anniversary of Handel's death with selections from the composer's most beautiful operas, oratorios, arias, and choruses.

With favorites like the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Messiah, "Ombra mai fu," and "Let the Bright Seraphim," the set is a definitive greatest hits package and features

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This 2-CD collection at a special "2-for-1" price celebrates the 250th anniversary of Handel's death with selections from the composer's most beautiful operas, oratorios, arias, and choruses.

With favorites like the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Messiah, "Ombra mai fu," and "Let the Bright Seraphim," the set is a definitive greatest hits package and features performances from the world's greatest vocalists, including Renée Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa, Cecilia Bartoli, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, Anne Sophie von Otter, Kathleen Ferrier, Grace Bumbry, Thomas Quasthoff, Plácido Domingo, Fritz Wunderlich, Bryn Terfel, and Luciano Pavarotti. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
04/14/2009
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947814603
catalogNumber:
001280102
Rank:
101088

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Tracks

  1. Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: Let the bright seraphim  - George Frideric Handel  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Kiri Te Kanawa  - Barry Rose  - Crispian Steele-Perkins  - Michael Walters
  2. Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, oratorio, HWV 46a: Lascia la spina  - George Frideric Handel  - Cecilia Bartoli  -  Les Musiciens du Louvre  - Marc Minkowski  - Michael Walters
  3. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Frondi tenere...Ombra mai fu  - George Frideric Handel  - Plácido Domingo  - Marcello Viotti  -  Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan  - Michael Walters
  4. Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Tornami a vagheggiar  - George Frideric Handel  - Joan Sutherland  - Richard Bonynge  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Michael Walters
  5. Ariodante, opera, HWV 33: Dopo notte, atra e funesta  - George Frideric Handel  -  Les Musiciens du Louvre  - Marc Minkowski  - Anne Sofie von Otter  - Michael Walters
  6. Atalanta, opera, HWV 35: Care selve, ombre beate  - George Frideric Handel  - Richard Bonynge  - Douglas Gamley  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Luciano Pavarotti  - Michael Walters
  7. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: V'adoro, pupille  - George Frideric Handel  - Harry Bicket  - Renée Fleming  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  - Michael Walters
  8. Tamerlano, opera, HWV 18: Ciel e terra armi di sdegno  - George Frideric Handel  - Paul McCreesh  - Rolando Villazón  -  Gabrieli Players  - Michael Walters
  9. Floridante, opera, HWV 14: Ma che vuoi più da me  - George Frideric Handel  - Alan Curtis  - Joyce DiDonato  -  Complesso Barocco  - Michael Walters
  10. Muzio Scevola, opera, Act III, HWV 13: Ah, dolce nome  - George Frideric Handel  -  Baroque Chamber Orchestra  - Albert Fuller  - Russell Oberlin  - Thomas Dunn  - Michael Walters
  11. Jephtha, oratorio, HWV 70: Waft her, angels, through the skies  - George Frideric Handel  -  English Baroque Soloists  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Nigel Robson  - Michael Walters
  12. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: He was despisèd  - George Frideric Handel  - Kathleen Ferrier  - Adrian Boult  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Michael Walters
  13. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258  - George Frideric Handel  -  Choir of Westminster Abbey  -  English Concert  - Trevor Pinnock  - Simon Preston  - Michael Walters
  14. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Where'er you walk  - George Frideric Handel  - Charles Mackerras  -  Scottish Chamber Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Michael Walters
  15. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Where shall I fly!  - George Frideric Handel  - Janet Baker  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Raymond Leppard  - Michael Walters
  16. Joshua, oratorio, HWV 64: Oh! Had I Jubal's lyre  - George Frideric Handel  - Magdalena Kozená  - Andrea Marcon  -  Venice Baroque Orchestra  - Michael Walters
  17. Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63: See the conqu'ring hero comes!  - George Frideric Handel  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chorus  - Michael Walters
  18. Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63: Father of heav'n! From Thy eternal throne  - George Frideric Handel  - Maurice de Abravanel  - Grace Bumbry  -  Utah Symphony Orchestra  - Michael Walters
  19. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Almighty pow'r! Who rul'st the earth and skies  - George Frideric Handel  - Paul McCreesh  -  Scholl  -  Gabrieli Players  - Michael Walters
  20. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Myself I shall adore  - George Frideric Handel  - William Christie  - Danielle de Niese  -  Les Arts Florissants  - Michael Walters
  21. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: The people that walked in darkness  - George Frideric Handel  -  Choir of the English Concert  -  English Concert  - Trevor Pinnock  - John Tomlinson  - Michael Walters
  22. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Piangerò la sorte mia  - George Frideric Handel  - Teresa Berganza  - Alexander Gibson  -  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus and Orchestra  - Michael Walters
  23. Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Verdi prati  - George Frideric Handel  -  Cappella Coloniensis  - Ferdinand Leitner  - Fritz Wunderlich  - Michael Walters
  24. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Hence, Iris, hence away  - George Frideric Handel  - Richard Bonynge  - Marilyn Horne  -  New Symphony Orchestra of London  - Michael Walters
  25. Theodora, oratorio, HWV 68: Angels, ever bright and fair  - George Frideric Handel  - Susan Gritton  - Paul McCreesh  -  Gabrieli Players  - Michael Walters
  26. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth  - George Frideric Handel  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Sylvia McNair  - Michael Walters
  27. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Behold, I tell you a mystery...The trumpet shall s  - George Frideric Handel  -  Dresden Staatskapelle  - Thomas Quasthoff  - Sebastian Weigle  - Michael Walters
  28. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus  - George Frideric Handel  -  Choir of the English Concert  -  English Concert  - Trevor Pinnock  - Michael Walters

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Handel: Gold 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
calltom More than 1 year ago
If you like the vocal music of George Frederick Handel, you'll like this collection immensely. This has several of today's top performers doing selections from various operas and oratorios of the 18th century Titan. If you're not a fan of Baroque, stay away. If you don't know the vocal music of Handel, this would be an excellent place to start.