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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

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: Let the bright seraphim

    1. Let the bright seraphim  (05:59)
  2. Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, oratorio, HWV 46a: Lascia la spina

    1. Lascia la spina  (05:57)
  3. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Frondi tenere...Ombra mai fu

    1. Frondi tenere...Ombra mai fu  (03:50)
  4. Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Tornami a vagheggiar

    1. Tornami a vagheggiar  (04:16)
  5. Ariodante, opera, HWV 33: Dopo notte, atra e funesta

    1. Dopo notte, atra e funesta  (06:51)
  6. Atalanta, opera, HWV 35: Care selve, ombre beate

    1. Care selve, ombre beate  (03:23)
  7. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: V'adoro, pupille

    1. V'adoro, pupille  (04:57)
  8. Tamerlano, opera, HWV 18: Ciel e terra armi di sdegno

    1. Ciel e terra armi di sdegno  (03:20)
  9. Floridante, opera, HWV 14: Ma che vuoi più da me

    1. Ma che vuoi più da me  (04:33)
  10. Muzio Scevola, opera, Act III, HWV 13: Ah, dolce nome

    1. Ah, dolce nome  (08:33)
  11. Jephtha, oratorio, HWV 70: Waft her, angels, through the skies

    1. Waft her, angels, through the skies  (04:35)
  12. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: He was despisèd

    1. He was despisèd  (06:47)
  13. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258  (05:17)

Disc 2

  1. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Where'er you walk

    1. Where'er you walk  (04:38)
  2. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Where shall I fly!

    1. Where shall I fly!  (06:41)
  3. Joshua, oratorio, HWV 64: Oh! Had I Jubal's lyre

    1. Oh! Had I Jubal's lyre  (02:31)
  4. Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63: See the conqu'ring hero comes!

    1. See the conqu'ring hero comes!  (02:19)
  5. Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63: Father of heav'n! From Thy eternal throne

    1. Father of heav'n! From Thy eternal throne  (06:44)
  6. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Almighty pow'r! Who rul'st the earth and skies

    1. Almighty pow'r! Who rul'st the earth and skies  (03:23)
  7. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Myself I shall adore

    1. Myself I shall adore  (07:35)
  8. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: The people that walked in darkness

    1. The people that walked in darkness  (04:02)
  9. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Piangerò la sorte mia

    1. Piangerò la sorte mia  (05:54)
  10. Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Verdi prati

    1. Verdi prati  (04:16)
  11. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Hence, Iris, hence away

    1. Hence, Iris, hence away  (03:44)
  12. Theodora, oratorio, HWV 68: Angels, ever bright and fair

    1. Angels, ever bright and fair  (03:41)
  13. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth

    1. I know that my redeemer liveth  (05:27)
  14. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Behold, I tell you a mystery...The trumpet shall s

    1. Behold, I tell you a mystery...The trumpet shall sound  (09:13)
  15. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus

    1. Hallelujah Chorus  (03:58)

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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.