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Bach, Handel: Arias / Auger, Schwarz, Mostly Mozart Orchestra


Release Date: 12/11/1992 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3026   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelJohann Sebastian BachGottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Arleen Augér
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Auger's bright soprano has the ability to move as gracefully as fine silk through any figuration which comes its way: it can taper, shade, and reinforce without ever losing its core.

"Auger's bright soprano has the ability to move as gracefully as fine silk through any figuration which comes its way: it can taper, shade, and reinforce without ever losing its core, and that is half the delight of this recital. That, and a sense of theatre she shares with Handel: Giulio Cesare's 'Piangere' captures the whiff of greasepaint without losing any sense of the aria's formal scale, and the mock sorrow in Handel's mopping and mowing repetitions of Dryden's words, 'sigh'd and look'd' in 'The prince' from Alexander's Feast is
Read more tasted and teased out deliciously by Auger." - Gramophone [11/1986]

"This simply is one of the best-ever recordings of Bach's and Handel's Arias." - Stereo Review

"One of the finest recordings I've come across in months." - J.W., High Fidelity

"A brilliant Baroque recital...consistent beauty of singing in a jewel-like orchestral setting." - George Jellinek, Ovation
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Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Piangerň la sorte mia by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Atalanta, HWV 35: Care selve by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75: The prince, unable to conceal his pain by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75: Softly sweet in Lydian measures by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202 "Wedding Cantata": Aria(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1718-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
10.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 12, Blute nur by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 19, Ich will dir mein Herze schenken by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This work, formerly attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to have
been composed by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel. 
13.
Non sa che sia dolore, BWV 209: no 5, Ricetti gramezza e pavento by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1734; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Lenfell Hall, Farleigh Dickinson U, NJ 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 

Featured Sound Samples

Rinaldo (Handel): "Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte"
Bist du bei mir (Stölzel)

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