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Opera In English - Baroque Celebration


Release Date: 03/26/2002 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3078   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry PurcellGeorge Frideric HandelChristoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Yvonne KennyBruce FordDella JonesJohn Tomlinson,   ... 
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628: Fairest Isle by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Language: English 
2.
Indian Queen, Z 630: I attempt from Love's sickness to fly by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Language: English 
3.
Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Language: English 
4.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is preceded by the recitative "May the Fates be kind..." 
5.
Samson, HWV 57: Honour and arms by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Tomlinson (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Language: English 
6.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Language: English 
7.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

King Arthur, Z. 628, "The British Worthy": King Arthur, Z. 628, Act V: Venus' Air: Fairest isle
The Indian Queen, Z. 630: Act I: Aerial Spirit Solo: I attempt from love's sickness
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17, Act I Scene 1: Aria: Grief and woe all hope deny me
Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17, Act II Scene 2: Aria: Wounded, the serpent ne'er reposes
Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a: Recitative and Aria: I rage, I rage, I rage, I melt, I burn
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Rinaldo, Act II: Aria: Hear thou my weeping (Lascia ch'io pianga)
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Act III Scene 1: Aria: I shall tame your pride unbending
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Act III Scene 1: Aria: Flow, my tears
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Act I Scene 4: How silently, how slyly
Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40 (Sung in English): Serse, HWV 40, Act I: Recitative and Aria: May the Fates be kind (Ombra mai fu)
Samson, HWV 57: Air: Honour and arms scorn such a foe
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Act I Scene 4: Duet: Condemned to grieve and cry
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Act III Scene 2: Aria: Stormy winds my ship had shaken
Orfeo ed Euridice: Act III: Aria: What is life to me without thee (Che faro senza Euridice?)

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