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Handel: Famous Arias / Scholl, Roschmann, Hunt Lieberson, Padmore, Et Al


Release Date: 10/14/2008 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2908288   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelGeorg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt LiebersonDorothea RöschmannErnst-Burghard HilseAndreas Scholl,   ... 
Conductor:  Nicholas McGeganAndrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque OrchestraAcademy for Ancient Music BerlinEnglish Concert
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 5 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Part of a series of 5 special luxury boxes to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the composer's death. harmonia mundi honours the 250th anniversary of the death of Handel (1685-1759) by inviting you to discover these outstanding box set assembling his greatest masterpieces by genre, in epoch-making versions which are still regarded as benchmarks today: operas, arias by famous soloists. Five deluxe sets that demonstrate the composer's full emotional range. Part of a series of 5 special luxury boxes to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the composer's death. harmonia mundi honours the 250th anniversary of the death of Handel (1685-1759) by inviting you to discover these outstanding box set assembling his greatest masterpieces by genre, in epoch-making versions which are still regarded as benchmarks today: operas, arias by famous soloists. Five deluxe sets that demonstrate the composer's full emotional range. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cor fedele, HWV 96 "Clori, Tirsi e Fileno": Va col canto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1707; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
2.
Cor fedele, HWV 96 "Clori, Tirsi e Fileno": Barbaro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1707; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Cor fedele, HWV 96 "Clori, Tirsi e Fileno": Amor Tirsi by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1707; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4.
Theodora, HWV 68: Angels ever bright and fair by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1749-1750; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5.
Theodora, HWV 68: With Darkness deep by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749-1750; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6.
Theodora, HWV 68: Oh! that I on wings could rise by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749-1750; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
7.
Ottone, HWV 15: Vieni, o figlio, e mi consola by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 54 Secs. 
8.
Arianna in Creta, HWV 32: Mirami altero in volto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: London, England (1721 - 1734). 
9.
Susanna, HWV 66: Bending to the throne of glory by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
10.
Susanna, HWV 66: Guilt trembling spoke my doom by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
11.
Messiah, HWV 56: He was despised and rejected by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 13 Secs. 
12.
Radamisto, HWV 12: Qual nave smarrita trà sirti by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1720; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
13.
Agrippina, HWV 6: Ogni vento by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
14.
German Arias (9): no 1, Künft'ger Zeiten eitler, HWV 202 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724-1727; London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
15.
German Arias (9): no 7, Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften, HWV 208 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724-1727; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
16.
German Arias (9): no 4, Süsse Stille, sanfte Quelle, HWV 205 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724-1727; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
17.
German Arias (9): no 9, Flammende Rose, Zierde..., HWV 210 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724-1727; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
18.
German Arias (9): no 8, In den angenehmen, HWV 209 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724-1727; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
19.
German Arias (9): no 6, Meine Seele hört im Sehen, HWV 207 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724-1727; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
20.
German Arias (9): no 3, Süsser blumen Ambraflöcken, HWV 204 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724-1727; London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
21.
Tafelmusik, Part 1: no 2, Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Violin and Basso Continuo in G major, TV 43 no G2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Ernst-Burghard Hilse (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
22.
Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
23.
Admeto, Ré di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Ballo di Larve by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
24.
Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Orride larve by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
25.
Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Chiudetevi, miei lumi by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
26.
Serse, HWV 40: Sinfonia by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
27.
Serse, HWV 40: Frondi tenere e belle by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 39 Secs. 
28.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
29.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Se in fiorito ameno prato by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
30.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Gigue by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
31.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Va tacito e nascosto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
32.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Pompe vane di morte! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
33.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Dove sei, amato bene? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
34.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Sinfonia by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
35.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Si, l'infida consorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
36.
Alcina, HWV 34: Verdi prati by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
37.
Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast" by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 37 Secs. 
38.
Alceste, HWV 45: Enjoy the sweet Elysian grove by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1949-1950; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
39.
Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
40.
Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a: Urne voi by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
41.
Tamerlano, HWV 18: Forte e lieto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1724; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
42.
Tamerlano, HWV 18: Oh per me lieto, avventuroso giorno! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1724; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
43.
Tamerlano, HWV 18: Figlia mia by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1724; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
44.
Samson, HWV 57: Total eclipse by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
45.
Samson, HWV 57: Did love constrain thee? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
46.
Samson, HWV 57: Your charms to ruin led the way by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: By 1743; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
47.
Samson, HWV 57: Let but that spirit by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 40 Secs. 
48.
Samson, HWV 57: Thus when the sun from's watry bed by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
49.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Fatto inferno by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
50.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Pastorello d'un povero armento by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
51.
Esther, HWV 50b: Tune your harps to cheerful strains by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Katharina Spreckelsen (Oboe), Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
52.
Jephtha, HWV 70: Heav'n smiles once more by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1752; London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
53.
Jephtha, HWV 70: His mighty arm by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1752; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
54.
Jephtha, HWV 70: Waft her, angels, through the skies by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1752; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
55.
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: As steals the morn upon the night by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lucy Crowe (Soprano), Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1740; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
56.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Confusa si miri l'infida consorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
57.
Radamisto, HWV 12: Sinfonia "Battle Symphony" by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1720; London, England 
58.
Quartets (6) for Flute, Violin, Viola da Gamba, Bk 1 "Paris Quartets": no 5 in e, TV 43 no e 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Ernst-Burghard Hilse (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1730; Hamburg, Germany 
59.
Tafelmusik, Part 3: no 2, Quartet for Flute, Violin, Cello, and Basso Continuo in E minor by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Ernst-Burghard Hilse (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
60.
German Arias (9): no 5, Singe Seele, Gott zum Preise, HV 206 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724-1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
61.
German Arias (9): no 2, Das zitternde Glänzen, HWV 203 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724-1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 

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