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Handel: Oratorios


Release Date: 08/12/2016 
Label:  Carus   Catalog #: 83040  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  James OxleyJan ThomerMarkus BrutscherElvira Bill,   ... 
Conductor:  Peter NeumannHolger SpeckFrieder BerniusNicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium CartusianumCologne Chamber ChoirRastatt Vocal Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 13 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After the world premiere of Handel’s Messiah, one of the most famous premieres in the history of music, one critic wrote, “The finest Composition of Musick that ever was heard.” This monumental work, along with Handel’s other oratorios, found great success even during the composer’s lifetime. This outstanding 13-disc box set includes several of Handel’s large-scale oratorios. Included in the collection are Messiah, Alexander’s Feast, Israel in Egypt, Brokes-Passion, Solomon, and more. Some of Europe’s greatest ensembles perform on these recordings, including the incredible Winchester Cathedral Choir. After the world premiere of Handel’s Messiah, one of the most famous premieres in the history of music, one critic wrote, “The finest Composition of Musick that ever was heard.” This monumental work, along with Handel’s other oratorios, found great success even during the composer’s lifetime. This outstanding 13-disc box set includes several of Handel’s large-scale oratorios. Included in the collection are Messiah, Alexander’s Feast, Israel in Egypt, Brokes-Passion, Solomon, and more. Some of Europe’s greatest ensembles perform on these recordings, including the incredible Winchester Cathedral Choir. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der für die Sünde der Welt, HWV 48 "Brockes Passion" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  James Oxley (Tenor), Jan Thomer (Alto), Markus Brutscher (Tenor),
Elvira Bill (Mezzo Soprano), Johanna Winkel (Soprano), Nele Gramss (Soprano),
Markus Flaig (Bass), Michael Dahmen (Bass)
Conductor:  Peter Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Cartusianum,  Cologne Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716; Germany 
2.
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Konstantin Wolff (Baritone), Virgil Hartinger (Tenor), Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Cartusianum,  Cologne Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
3.
Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Konstantin Wolff (Baritone), Virgil Hartinger (Tenor), Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Cartusianum,  Cologne Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
4.
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Terry Wey (Countertenor), Cornelia Winter (Soprano), Antonia Bourvé (Soprano),
Michael Hofmeister (Countertenor), Markus Flaig (Bass), Konstantin Wolff (Baritone),
Jan Kobow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Holger Speck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rastatt Vocal Ensemble,  Les Favorites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; London, England 
5.
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Benjamin Hulett (Tenor), Julia Doyle (Soprano), Maria Keohane (Soprano),
Andreas Wolf (Bass)
Conductor:  Peter Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Cartusianum,  Cologne Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1740; London, England 
6.
Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Peter Harvey (Bass), Daniel Taylor (Countertenor), Benjamin Hulett (Tenor),
Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra,  Stuttgart Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
7.
Solomon, HWV 67 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Tim Mead (Countertenor), Michael Slattery (Tenor), Dominique Labelle (Soprano),
Claron McFadden (Soprano), Roderick Williams (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Gottingen Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 

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