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The Best Of Handel / Marriner, Schröder, Gardiner, Et Al


Release Date: 04/09/1996 
Label:  Philips Duo Catalog #: 454029   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ida PrestiAlexandre LagoyaHeinz HolligerAafje Heynis,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerJohn Eliot GardinerRaymond LeppardHans Gillesberger,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsEnglish Baroque SoloistsEnglish Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1971 
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
Venue:  Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Chaconne and Variations (21) for Harpsichord in G major, HWV 435 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ida Presti (Guitar), Alexandre Lagoya (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1965 
Venue:  Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4.
Fugue by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alexandre Lagoya (Guitar), Ida Presti (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 06/1965 
Venue:  Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
5.
Allegro in D minor by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ida Presti (Guitar), Alexandre Lagoya (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 06/1965 
Venue:  Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Oboe no 3 in G minor, HWV 287 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1703-1705; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1971 
Venue:  England 
Length: 9 Minutes 53 Secs. 
7.
Messiah, HWV 56: He was despised and rejected by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Aafje Heynis (Alto)
Conductor:  Hans Gillesberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Messiah, HWV 56: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Aafje Heynis (Alto)
Conductor:  Hans Gillesberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/1961 
Venue:  Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295 "Cuckoo and the Nightingale" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Daniel Chorzempa (Organ)
Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1975 
Venue:  The Netherlands 
Length: 15 Minutes 28 Secs. 
11.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Suite by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
Venue:  Germany 
Length: 27 Minutes 36 Secs. 
12.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Date of Recording: 03/1971 
Venue:  England 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
13.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Peter Gallion (Piano), Maurice Gendron (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Date of Recording: 03/1960 
Venue:  The Netherlands 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
14.
Hercules, HWV 60: Where shall I fly? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Date of Recording: 03/1971 
Venue:  England 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
15.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 2, Bourée by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 02/1963 
Venue:  The Netherlands 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
16.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 3, La paix by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 02/1963 
Venue:  The Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
17.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 4, Réjouissance by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 02/1963 
Venue:  The Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
18.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 6, Minuet no 2 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 02/1963 
Venue:  The Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
19.
Concerto for Harp in B flat major, Op. 4 no 6/HWV 294 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jean-Claude Hermanjat (Flute), André Pépin (Flute), Ursula Holliger (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1970 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 13 Minutes 3 Secs. 
20.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 02/1963 
Venue:  The Netherlands 
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Solomon HWV 67 / Act 3: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Harp Concerto in B flat, Op.4, No.6, HWV 294 - Transcr. from Organ Concerto No. 6, HWV 294 by composer: 1. Andante allegro
Harp Concerto in B flat, Op.4, No.6, HWV 294 - Transcr. from Organ Concerto No. 6, HWV 294 by composer: 2. Larghetto
Harp Concerto in B flat, Op.4, No.6, HWV 294 - Transcr. from Organ Concerto No. 6, HWV 294 by composer: 3. Allegro moderato
Concerto grosso in C, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast": 1. Allegro
Concerto grosso in C, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast": 2. Largo - Adagio
Concerto grosso in C, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast": 3. Allegro - Adagio
Concerto grosso in C, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast": 4. Andante non presto
Chaconne in G for harpsichord, HWV 435
Fugue in G - Arr. 2 guitars
Allegro in D minor - Arr. 2 guitars
Oboe Concerto No.3 in G minor, HWV 287: 1. Grave
Oboe Concerto No.3 in G minor, HWV 287: 2. Allegro
Oboe Concerto No.3 in G minor, HWV 287: 3. Sarabande (Largo)
Oboe Concerto No.3 in G minor, HWV 287: 4. Allegro
Messiah / Part 2: 21. Air: He was despised
Messiah - Part 1: 8. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
Messiah / Part 2: "Hallelujah"
Organ Concerto No.13 in F -"Cuckoo and the Nightingale" HWV 295: 1. Larghetto - Allegro
Organ Concerto No.13 in F -"Cuckoo and the Nightingale" HWV 295: 2. Adagio
Organ Concerto No.13 in F -"Cuckoo and the Nightingale" HWV 295: 3. Allegro
Organ Concerto No.13 in F -"Cuckoo and the Nightingale" HWV 295: 4. Larghetto
Organ Concerto No.13 in F -"Cuckoo and the Nightingale" HWV 295: 5. Allegro
Water Music Suite: Menuet. Allegro
Water Music Suite: Menuet. Allegretto
Water Music Suite: Affettuoso
Water Music Suite: Cantabile
Water Music Suite: Andante allegro
Water Music Suite: Alla hornpipe
Water Music Suite: Adagio e staccato
Water Music Suite: Allegro-Andante-Allegro
Water Music Suite: Air. Andante
Water Music Suite: Bourrée. Allegro
Water Music Suite: Hornpipe. Allegro
Water Music Suite: Menuet. Pomposo
Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem No.1, HWV 258)
Serse / Act 1: Ombra mai fu (Largo)
Hercules, HWV 60 / Act 3: "Where shall I fly"
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 1. Ouverture
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 2. Bourrée
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 3. La paix
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 4. La réjouissance
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 5. Menuet I-II

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