HANDEL Great Oratorios

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

The Great Oratorios
Hogwood · Gardiner · Pinnock
McCreesh · Christophers
Int. Release 01 Jul. 2016
41 CDs
0289 483 0142 3


Track List

CD 1: Handel: La Resurrezione

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
La Resurrezione (1708), HWV 47

Parte Prima

1.
0:00
3:18

Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Patrizia Kwella, Carolyn Watkinson, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Carolyn Watkinson, Patrizia Kwella, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Patrizia Kwella, Carolyn Watkinson, Ian Partridge, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Ian Partridge, Patrizia Kwella, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Patrizia Kwella, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music, Emma Kirkby

Total Playing Time: 1:01:22

CD 2: Handel: La Resurrezione

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
La Resurrezione (1708), HWV 47

Parte Seconda

Ian Partridge, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

David Thomas, Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Patrizia Kwella, Emma Kirkby, Carolyn Watkinson, David Thomas

Patrizia Kwella, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Carolyn Watkinson, Patrizia Kwella, Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Patrizia Kwella, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Patrizia Kwella, Carolyn Watkinson, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Carolyn Watkinson, Ian Partridge, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Ian Partridge, Patrizia Kwella, Carolyn Watkinson, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Patrizia Kwella, Ian Partridge, Carolyn Watkinson, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 48:17

CD 3: Handel: Acis and Galatea

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Acis and Galatea, HWV 49

First Version

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Norma Burrowes, Paul Elliott, Willard White, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Martyn Hill, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Norma Burrowes, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Martyn Hill, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Norma Burrowes, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

12.
0:00
2:35

Norma Burrowes, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 41:50

CD 4: Handel: Acis and Galatea

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Acis and Galatea, HWV 49

First Version

Norma Burrowes, Paul Elliott, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Willard White, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Willard White, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Willard White, Norma Burrowes, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Willard White, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Martyn Hill, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Martyn Hill, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Norma Burrowes, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Norma Burrowes, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Willard White, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Norma Burrowes, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Paul Elliott, Willard White, Martyn Hill, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Norma Burrowes, Martyn Hill, Paul Elliott, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Willard White, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

15.
0:00
0:24

Norma Burrowes, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Norma Burrowes, Paul Elliott, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Willard White, Martyn Hill, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 53:38

CD 5: Handel: Esther

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Esther, HWV 50

Scene 1

David Thomas, Andrew King, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Scene 2

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Paul Elliott

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Andrew King, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Scene 3

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Drew Minter, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Scene 4

Patrizia Kwella, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Ian Partridge, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 49:33

CD 6: Handel: Esther

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Esther, HWV 50

Scene 5

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Patrizia Kwella, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Patrizia Kwella, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Drew Minter, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Scene 6

David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Patrizia Kwella, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 47:14

CD 7: Handel: Athalia

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Athalia, HWV 52

Act 1

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Choir of New College, Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Choir of New College, Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Joan Sutherland, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Choir of New College, Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Joan Sutherland, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

James Bowman, Choir of New College, Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 55:52

CD 8: Handel: Athalia

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Athalia, HWV 52

Act 2

Choir of New College, Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Joan Sutherland, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Aled Jones, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Joan Sutherland, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Aled Jones, James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Choir of New College, Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Act 3

James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Choir of New College, Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Choir of New College, Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Joan Sutherland, Emma Kirkby, James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Choir of New College, Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Joan Sutherland, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Choir of New College, Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:05:40

CD 9: Handel: Alexander's Feast

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Alexander's Feast, HWV.75

Part 1

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Donna Brown, Carolyn Watkinson, Ashley Stafford, Nigel Robson, Stephen Varcoe, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Donna Brown, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Donna Brown, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Stephen Varcoe, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Carolyn Watkinson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Ashley Stafford, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Donna Brown, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 55:30

CD 10: Handel: Alexander's Feast

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Concerto grosso in C, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast"

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Alexander's Feast, HWV.75

Part 2

Nigel Robson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Carolyn Watkinson, Stephen Varcoe, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Donna Brown, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Ashley Stafford, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Ashley Stafford, Donna Brown, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, Stephen Varcoe, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Carolyn Watkinson, Ashley Stafford, Donna Brown, Nigel Robson, Stephen Varcoe, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 42:40

CD 11: Handel: Saul

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Saul, HWV 53

revised by John Eliot Gardiner & Anthony Hicks

Symphony

1.
0:00
4:06

3.
0:00
2:47

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Act 1

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, Ruth Holton, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, Philip Slane, Alastair Miles, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, John Mark Ainsley, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Donna Brown, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

John Mark Ainsley, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Neil Mackie, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Alastair Miles, Donna Brown, Lynne Dawson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Alastair Miles, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Alastair Miles, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

John Mark Ainsley, Lynne Dawson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Neil Mackie, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Philip Slane, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

John Mark Ainsley, Alastair Miles, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Donna Brown, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

John Mark Ainsley, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Neil Mackie, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 1:13:18

CD 12: Handel: Saul

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Saul, HWV 53

revised by John Eliot Gardiner & Anthony Hicks

Act 2

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

John Mark Ainsley, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, John Mark Ainsley, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

John Mark Ainsley, Alastair Miles, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

John Mark Ainsley, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Alastair Miles, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

John Mark Ainsley, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, Alastair Miles, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, The Monteverdi Choir, Lynne Dawson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, Lynne Dawson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, Simon Oberst, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Donna Brown, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Alastair Miles, John Mark Ainsley, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 43:45

CD 13: Handel: Saul

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Saul, HWV 53

revised by John Eliot Gardiner & Anthony Hicks

Act 3

Alastair Miles, Philip Salmon, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Philip Salmon, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Richard Savage, Alastair Miles, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, Philip Slane, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Neil Mackie, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Donna Brown, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Derek Lee Ragin, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Neil Mackie, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 41:52

CD 14: Handel: Israel in Egypt

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Israel In Egypt, HWV 54

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Part 1: Exodus

Collin Patrick, Nicolas Robertson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Philip Salmon, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Ashley Stafford, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 33:41

CD 15: Handel: Israel in Egypt

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Israel In Egypt, HWV 54

Part 2: Moses' Song

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Ruth Holton, Elisabeth Priday, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Julian Clarkson, Christopher Purves, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Philip Salmon, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Elisabeth Priday, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Jonathan Peter Kenny, Philip Salmon, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Michael Chance, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Donna Deam, Paul Tindall, Andrew Tusa, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 1:09:01

CD 16: Handel: Messiah

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Messiah, HWV 56

Pt. 1

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Howard Crook, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, John Tomlinson

Michael Chance, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Anne Sofie von Otter, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Anne Sofie von Otter, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

John Tomlinson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

John Tomlinson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Arleen Augér, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, The English Concert Choir

Arleen Augér, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Anne Sofie von Otter, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Arleen Augér, Anne Sofie von Otter, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Pt. 2

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Anne Sofie von Otter, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Total Playing Time: 1:13:50

CD 17: Handel: Messiah

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Messiah, HWV 56

Pt. 2

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Howard Crook, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Howard Crook, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Arleen Augér, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert, Howard Crook

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Michael Chance, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Arleen Augér, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

John Tomlinson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Howard Crook, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Pt. 3

Arleen Augér, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

John Tomlinson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Michael Chance, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Michael Chance, Howard Crook, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Anne Sofie von Otter, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Total Playing Time: 1:16:05

CD 18: Handel: Samson

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

1.
7:46

The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Lynne Dawson, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Mark Padmore, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Lynne Dawson, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

10.
3:57

Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Thomas Randle, Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

14.
3:29

Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Thomas Randle, Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Michael George, Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Michael George, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Mark Padmore, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Michael George, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Thomas Randle, Michael George, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Michael George, Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Total Playing Time: 1:12:36

CD 19: Handel: Samson

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Michael George, Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Michael George, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Thomas Randle, Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Catherine Wyn Rogers, Thomas Randle, Lynda Russell, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Lynda Russell, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Lynda Russell, Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Lynda Russell, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Lynda Russell, Lynne Dawson, The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Lynda Russell, The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Thomas Randle, Lynda Russell, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Lynda Russell, Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Catherine Wyn Rogers, Jonathan Best, Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Jonathan Best, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

21.
0:42

Jonathan Best, Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Thomas Randle, Jonathan Best, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

25.
0:14

Jonathan Best, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

Mark Padmore, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 2

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Lynda Russell, Thomas Randle, Jonathan Best, Michael George, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Total Playing Time: 1:18:04

CD 20: Handel: Samson

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Catherine Wyn Rogers, Thomas Randle, Jonathan Best, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Jonathan Best, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Catherine Wyn Rogers, Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Thomas Randle, Catherine Wyn Rogers, Jonathan Best, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Thomas Randle, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Catherine Wyn Rogers, Michael George, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Mark Padmore, The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Michael George, Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Michael George, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Catherine Wyn Rogers, Michael George, The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Catherine Wyn Rogers, Michael George, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Matthew Vine, Catherine Wyn Rogers, Michael George, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Michael George, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

18.
3:06

The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

19.
1:11

Catherine Wyn Rogers, Michael George, The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Lynne Dawson, The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Michael George, Catherine Wyn Rogers, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Samson, HWV 57

Act 3

Lynne Dawson, The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

Total Playing Time: 54:07

CD 21: Handel: Semele

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Semele, HWV 58

Act 1

English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Mark S. Doss, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Samuel Ramey, Michael Chance, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Michael Chance, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Michael Chance, Marilyn Horne, Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Michael Chance, Marilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey, Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Samuel Ramey, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Michael Chance, Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Michael Chance, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Michael Chance, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Michael Chance, Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Michael Chance, Samuel Ramey, Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Samuel Ramey, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Total Playing Time: 1:02:10

CD 22: Handel: Semele

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Semele, HWV 58

Act 2

English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, Sylvia McNair, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Sylvia McNair, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, Sylvia McNair, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

John Aler, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, John Aler, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

John Aler, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

John Aler, Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

John Aler, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Total Playing Time: 45:17

CD 23: Handel: Semele

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Semele, HWV 58

Act 3

English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, Sylvia McNair, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Samuel Ramey, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Sylvia McNair, Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Samuel Ramey, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Samuel Ramey, Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

John Aler, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

John Aler, Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

John Aler, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

John Aler, Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

John Aler, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

John Aler, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Kathleen Battle, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Marilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey, Michael Chance, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Michael Chance, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Samuel Ramey, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Neil Mackie, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson

Total Playing Time: 1:07:12

CD 24: Handel: Hercules

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Hercules, HWV 60

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Act 1

David Daniels, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, David Daniels, Richard Croft, Marc Minkowski, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli

Richard Croft, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Richard Croft, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre

Richard Croft, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Richard Croft, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski, Chorus Of Les Musiciens Du Louvre

Anne Sofie von Otter, David Daniels, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, David Daniels, Richard Croft, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

David Daniels, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski, Chorus Of Les Musiciens Du Louvre

19.
0:00
1:49

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Gidon Saks, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Gidon Saks, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Gidon Saks, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski, Chorus Of Les Musiciens Du Louvre

Total Playing Time: 1:04:10

CD 25: Handel: Hercules

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Hercules, HWV 60

Act 2

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Marc Minkowski, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli

Lynne Dawson, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, David Daniels, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski, Chorus Of Les Musiciens Du Louvre

Lynne Dawson, Richard Croft, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Richard Croft, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Richard Croft, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski, Chorus Of Les Musiciens Du Louvre

Anne Sofie von Otter, Gidon Saks, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Gidon Saks, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Gidon Saks, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, David Daniels, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

David Daniels, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski, Chorus Of Les Musiciens Du Louvre

Total Playing Time: 1:05:18

CD 26: Handel: Hercules

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Hercules, HWV 60

Act 3

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre

David Daniels, Marcos Pujol, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

David Daniels, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski, Chorus Of Les Musiciens Du Louvre

Gidon Saks, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Richard Croft, Gidon Saks, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Richard Croft, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Anne Sofie von Otter, Marcos Pujol, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

David Daniels, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Marcos Pujol, Richard Croft, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Lynne Dawson, Richard Croft, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Marcos Pujol, Claire Giardelli, Michel Maldonado, Yvon Repérant, Mirella Giardelli, Marc Minkowski

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski, Chorus Of Les Musiciens Du Louvre

Total Playing Time: 46:40

CD 27: Handel: Belshazzar

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Belshazzar

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Act 1

Arleen Augér, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Arleen Augér, James Bowman, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

James Bowman, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

David Wilson-Johnson, Catherine Robbin, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

David Wilson-Johnson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Catherine Robbin, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Catherine Robbin, David Wilson-Johnson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

David Wilson-Johnson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Catherine Robbin, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

James Bowman, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Total Playing Time: 57:19

CD 28: Handel: Belshazzar

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Belshazzar

Act 1

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Arleen Augér, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Arleen Augér, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Arleen Augér, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Arleen Augér, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Act 2

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Catherine Robbin, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Total Playing Time: 52:38

CD 29: Handel: Belshazzar

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Belshazzar

Act 2

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Nigel Short, Nicolas Robertson, Richard Wistreich, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Arleen Augér, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

James Bowman, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Arleen Augér, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Catherine Robbin, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Act 3

Arleen Augér, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Arleen Augér, James Bowman, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

James Bowman, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Arleen Augér, Nicolas Robertson, Richard Wistreich, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

David Wilson-Johnson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Catherine Robbin, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Arleen Augér, Catherine Robbin, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Catherine Robbin, James Bowman, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Julia Gooding, Nigel Short, Nicolas Robertson, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Catherine Robbin, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Arleen Augér, James Bowman, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Total Playing Time: 1:01:19

CD 30: Handel: Judas Maccabaeus

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Part 1

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir

Janet Baker, Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Felicity Palmer, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir

Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir

John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir

Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Felicity Palmer, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir

Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir

Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir

Total Playing Time: 59:37

CD 31: Handel: Judas Maccabaeus

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63

Part 2

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess

Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Felicity Palmer, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess

Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Felicity Palmer, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess

Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Paul Esswood, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess

John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess

John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Janet Baker, Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Felicity Palmer, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess

Total Playing Time: 1:07:25

CD 32: Handel: Judas Maccabaeus

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63

Part 3

Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Paul Esswood, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess

Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Christopher Keyte, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess

Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Felicity Palmer, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess

Total Playing Time: 42:27

CD 33: Handel: Solomon

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Solomon HWV 67

Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Act 1

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Peter Harvey, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Inger Dam-Jensen, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Inger Dam-Jensen, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Inger Dam-Jensen, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Total Playing Time: 1:01:38

CD 34: Handel: Solomon

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Solomon HWV 67

Act 2

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Peter Harvey, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Alison Hagley, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Alison Hagley, Susan Bickley, Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Alison Hagley, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Alison Hagley, Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Alison Hagley, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Total Playing Time: 50:56

CD 35: Handel: Solomon

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Solomon HWV 67

Act 3

1.
0:00
2:54

Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Gritton, Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Peter Harvey, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Gritton, Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Total Playing Time: 48:29

CD 36: Handel: Theodora

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Theodora, HWV 68

Newly Edited For This Recording By Timothy Roberts And Clifford Bartlett

Overture

Gabrieli Players

alternative Scene 2/Part II

Part 1

Newly Edited For This Recording By Timothy Roberts And Clifford Bartlett

Pt. 1

Neal Davies, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Neal Davies, Gabrieli Players

Neal Davies, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Gabrieli Players

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players

Angus Smith, Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players

Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players

Susan Gritton, Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Gabrieli Players

Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players

Total Playing Time: 1:16:15

CD 37: Handel: Theodora

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Theodora, HWV 68

Newly Edited For This Recording By Timothy Roberts And Clifford Bartlett

Pt. 2

Neal Davies, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players

Neal Davies, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Players

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Players

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Gabrieli Players

Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Gabrieli Players

Susan Gritton, Robin Blaze, Gabrieli Players

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Susan Gritton, Robin Blaze, Gabrieli Players

Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players

alternative Scene 2/Part II

Part 2

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Players

Newly Edited For This Recording By Timothy Roberts And Clifford Bartlett

Pt. 2

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Total Playing Time: 59:54

CD 38: Handel: Theodora

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Theodora, HWV 68

Newly Edited For This Recording By Timothy Roberts And Clifford Bartlett

Pt. 3

Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players

Angus Smith, Susan Bickley, Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Susan Bickley, Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players

Neal Davies, Robin Blaze, Susan Gritton, Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players

Neal Davies, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Susan Gritton, Neal Davies, Gabrieli Players

Neal Davies, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Susan Gritton, Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players

Robin Blaze, Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players

Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players

Total Playing Time: 46:52

CD 39: Handel: Jephtha

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Jephtha, HWV 70

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Act 1

Stephen Varcoe, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Stephen Varcoe, Nigel Robson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anne Sofie von Otter, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Michael Chance, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Michael Chance, Lynne Dawson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anne Sofie von Otter, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, Stephen Varcoe, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 58:50

CD 40: Handel: Jephtha

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Jephtha, HWV 70

Act 2

Michael Chance, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Michael Chance, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, Stephen Varcoe, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anne Sofie von Otter, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Michael Chance, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Stephen Varcoe, Anne Sofie von Otter, Michael Chance, Nigel Robson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 57:24

CD 41: Handel: Jephtha

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Jephtha, HWV 70

Act 3

Nigel Robson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Lynne Dawson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Ruth Holton, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Stephen Varcoe, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anne Sofie von Otter, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, Lynne Dawson, Michael Chance, Anne Sofie von Otter, Stephen Varcoe, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

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Nigel Robson, Lynne Dawson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Michael Chance, Stephen Varcoe, Ruth Holton, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time: 41:59

Here, in another irresistible bargain box from Decca, they draw on a series of distinguished recordings . . . All the best of the usual Handel suspects are to be found here, with conductors of the stature of the late, lamented Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Trevor Pinnock, Harry Christophers and Marc Minkowski, amongst others, and too many distinguished singers to mention. This is a feast, and will offer a lifetime of listening pleasure at extremely modest cost.

. . . there is Sir Charles Mackerras's "Judas Maccabaeus", a fine recording of an underrated masterpiece. Stir in first-class recordings from the late Christopher Hogwood, Paul McCreesh and Marc Minkowski and you've a set to treasure . . . the sound and the balance are universally excellent.

Decca célèbre le génie du Haendel londonien . . .

. . . [Hogwood] dévoile la furie italienne du génie saxon du jeune Handel à Rome: sa "Resurrezione" offre une synthèse de tous les oratorios italiens baroques qui l'ont précédé. Orchestralement . . . Hogwood cisèle la langue de Handel aussi virtuose que Vivaldi, aussi sensuelle et dramatique que les Vénitiens, autant agile et virtuose que les Napolitains. Instrumentalement, le chef visionnaire prend le temps d'approfondir, de colorer, d'instaurer un climat . . . ["Esther"]: Hogwood signe une lecture ample dramatiquement, ciselée dans son déroulement instrumental avec comme toujours chez lui, une vive attention à la caractérisation du continuo selon les situations. Le chef réussit dès l'ouverture à insuffler une urgence palpitante à l'orchestre, soulignant les enjeux émotionnels de l'action à venir . . . Superbe tenue artistique . . . ["Israel in Egypt"]: Gardiner convainc surtout par ses choeurs bouillonnants d'expressivité cohérente et finement caractérisée . . . ["Messiah"]: Pinnock et ses musiciens de l'English Concert séduisent immédiatement par un sens miraculeux du texte: caractérisation fluide et étonnamment nuancée de l'orchestre, surtout élégance, fluidité et naturel du ténor au sommet de ses possibilités vocales et expressives, le légendaire Howard Crook dans l'un de ses emplois les mieux chantants. Son entrée, récitatif accompagné puis air, sont d'une irrésistible intensité, effusion et narration tendre et habitée par la noblesse du livret de Jennens . . . ["Solomon"]: au service d'une flexibilité souvent chorégraphique, pleine de souple caractérisation, le geste de Paul McCreesh et ses Gabrieli Consort & Players excellent dans un drame hautement moral où aux côtés de la plasticité aimable des choeurs, éblouit une distribution très cohérente sur le plan expressif: la tendresse habitée de Susan Gritton (Reine de Sheba), la basse toute aussi onctueuse et si musicale de Peter Harvey . . . sans omettre le Zadock de grande classe de Paul Agnew, comme le timbre égal, juvénile, éclatant de la haute-contre Andras Scholl, au sommet de ses possibilités vocales, pour la figure axiale de Solomon. Tout cela coule comme une langue naturelle, d'une élégance irrésistible . . .

L'essentiel est bien là, dans des versions de référence . . . des choeurs et des orchestres de premier rang, et pas un disque superflu.

Eblouissant . . . Trevor Pinnock et ses musiciens de l'English Concert séduisent immédiatement par un sens miraculeux du texte: caractérisation fluide et étonnamment nuancée de l'orchestre, surtout élégance, fluidité et naturel du ténor au sommet de ses possibilités vocales et expressives, le légendaire Howard Crook dans l'un de ses emplois les mieux chantants. Son entrée, récitatif accompagné puis air, sont d'une irrésistible intensité, effusion et narration tendre et habitée par la noblesse du livret . . . Eblouissante, d'une virtuosité flexible et toujours nuancée, si proche du texte Arleen Auger éblouit elle aussi . . .