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Handel - The Ultimate Collection


Release Date: 04/24/2007 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 18502   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Scott RossFelicity LottMarilyn HorneLily Laskine,   ... 
Conductor:  John LubbockJean-François PaillardJohn Eliot GardinerRaymond Leppard,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. John's Smith SquarePaillard Chamber OrchestraMonteverdi Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Superb and memorable performances of music by this beloved Baroque composer by an array of well-known international artists. Superb and memorable performances of music by this beloved Baroque composer by an array of well-known international artists. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  John Lubbock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
2.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
3.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Monteverdi Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
4.
Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430: no 4, Air and Variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Scott Ross (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
5.
Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Monteverdi Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
6.
Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
7.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
8.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Notes: Composition written: London, England (Circa 1715 - Circa 1717). 
9.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Allegro-andante by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715/1736; London, England 
10.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Bourée by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715/1736; London, England 
11.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
12.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 2 in B flat major, HWV 313 - 2nd movement, Largo by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
13.
Concerto for Harp in B flat major, Op. 4 no 6/HWV 294: 1st movement, Andante-Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lily Laskine (Harp)
Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
14.
Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295 "Cuckoo and the Nightingale": Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
15.
Messiah, HWV 56: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Paul Elliott (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen,  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
16.
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen,  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
17.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen,  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
18.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 

Customer Reviews

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 Handl July 22, 2017 By J. Ferraro (Saint Augustine, FL) See All My Reviews "If you like the word hallelujah sung a hundred times, as well as "long live the king", you should like this disc. Also, if you enjoy regal sounding trumpets that conjure images of kings and queens entering a room, this disc should be up your alley. Don't by it because Messiah is included. It literally sounds as though there are three male and three female vocalists in the choir. Believe it or not, I actually enjoy Handls work, but I clearly did not enjoy this particular CD." Report Abuse
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