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Handel: Saul, Alexander's Feast, Apollo E Dafne / Harnoncourt, Fischer-Dieskau, Palmer, Lipovsek

Handel / Fischer-dieskau / Palmer / Lipovsek
Release Date: 02/17/2009 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 4695677  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elisabeth GaleJulia VarádyPaul EsswoodAnthony Rolfe Johnson,   ... 
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus MusicusArnold Schoenberg Choir
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Volume 7 of the Handel Edition offers a fine mix of both famous and rarely heard works all in splendid performances by the Concentus Musicus Wien under Nikolaus Harnoncourt. This set features superb vocal soloists including Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Paul Esswod, Julia Varady, Roberta Alexander, Felicity Palmer, Philip Langridge, and more. Volume 7 of the Handel Edition offers a fine mix of both famous and rarely heard works all in splendid performances by the Concentus Musicus Wien under Nikolaus Harnoncourt. This set features superb vocal soloists including Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Paul Esswod, Julia Varady, Roberta Alexander, Felicity Palmer, Philip Langridge, and more. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Saul, HWV 53 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elisabeth Gale (Soprano), Julia Varády (Soprano), Paul Esswood (Countertenor),
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Helmuth Wildhaber (Bass)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; London, England 
2.
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Felicity Palmer (Soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Stephen Roberts (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
3.
La terra è liberata, HWV 122 "Apollo e Dafne" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Roberta Alexander (Soprano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Felicity Palmer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708; Italy 
4.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Aria(s) by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Roberta Alexander (Soprano), Paul Esswood (Countertenor), Lucia Popp (Soprano),
Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 

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