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Heavenly Handel - Arias And Duets


Release Date: 04/12/2005 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 62400   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David DanielsVéronique GensSandrine PiauSara Mingardo,   ... 
Conductor:  Roger NorringtonEmmanuelle HaïmJohn NelsonAlan Curtis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of EnlightenmentLes Basses RéuniesLe Concert D'Astrée,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloists: David Daniels, Véronique Gens, Lynne Dawson, Dame Janet Baker, Arleen Augér. Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloists: David Daniels, Véronique Gens, Lynne Dawson, Dame Janet Baker, Arleen Augér. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Serse, HWV 40: Frondi tenere e belle by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Dietro l'orme fuggaci, HWV 105 "Armida abbandonata": no 4a, Ma che parlo, che dico? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Basses Réunies
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Sosarme, HWV 30: Fra l'ombre e gli orrori by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Sara Mingardo (Alto), Laurent Naouri (Baritone)
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert D'Astrée
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Hercules, HWV 60: Where shall I fly? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stephanie Blythe (Alto)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Splende l'alba in oriente, HWV 166 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Pompe vane di morte! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Dove sei, amato bene? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Dietro l'orme fuggaci, HWV 105 "Armida abbandonata": In tanti affanni miei by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Basses Réunies
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Sosarme, HWV 30: Sorge il di by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sara Mingardo (Alto), Laurent Naouri (Baritone), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert D'Astrée
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Amor, qual nuova by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jill Gomez (Soprano), René Jacobs (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: La tigre arde di sdegno by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jill Gomez (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Per me si strugge Trasimede by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jill Gomez (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: E per monti, e per piani, e per selve by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jill Gomez (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: As steals the morn upon the night by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Lynne Dawson (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1740; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Va tacito e nascosto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Valerie Masterson (Soprano), James Bowman (Countertenor), Dame Janet Baker (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: L'empio sleale, indegno by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Valerie Masterson (Soprano), James Bowman (Countertenor), Dame Janet Baker (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Son nata a lagrimar by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stephanie Blythe (Alto), Martin Isepp (Harpsichord), David Daniels (Countertenor)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Arminio, HWV 36: Fatto scorta al sentier della gloria by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Riccardo Ristori (Bass), Vivica Genaux (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1737; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Arminio, HWV 36: Fiaccherò quel fiero orgoglio by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Riccardo Ristori (Bass), Vivica Genaux (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1737; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21.
Alcina, HWV 34: Verdi prati by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Baroque Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
Alcina, HWV 34: Ah! Ruggiero crudel...Ombre pallide by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Baroque Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Venti, turbini by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24.
Rodrigo, HWV 5: Dolcissima Esilena by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25.
Rodrigo, HWV 5: Suite: Prendi l'alma e prendi il core by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26.
Deidamia, HWV 42: Nasconde l'usignol by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Simone Kermes (Soprano), Antonio Abete (Baritone), Anna Bonitatibus (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
27.
Deidamia, HWV 42: Nel riposo e nel contento by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anna Bonitatibus (Mezzo Soprano), Antonio Abete (Baritone), Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28.
Deidamia, HWV 42: Della guerra la caccia ha sembianza by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anna Bonitatibus (Mezzo Soprano), Antonio Abete (Baritone), Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29.
Italian Duets: Tanti strali il sen, HWV 197 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Derek Lee Ragin (Countertenor), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Lirico
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710-1712; London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Se 'l mio duol non è si forte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raglan Baroque Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31.
Italian Duets: Caro autor di mia doglia, HWV 181a by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Paul Agnew (Tenor), Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert D'Astrée
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1707; London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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