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The Voice Of The Baroque - Bartoli, Berganza, Price, Et Al


Release Date: 05/14/2002 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 472315   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Henry PurcellJohann Sebastian BachAntonio VivaldiGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Sylvia McNairElizabeth VaughanDame Janet BakerBryn Terfel,   ... 
Conductor:  Christopher HogwoodSir Georg SoltiSir David WillcocksSir Charles Mackerras,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient MusicChicago Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 78, Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus,  Glen Ellyn Children's Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Elizabeth Vaughan (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Piangerò la sorte mia by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Theodora, HWV 68: Defend her, Heav'n by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749-1750; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Berenice, Regina d'Egitto, HWV 38: Si, tra i ceppi by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sir Geraint Evans (Baritone)
Conductor:  Bryan Balkwill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63: See the conqu'ring hero comes by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Scott (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Dearnley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Messiah, HWV 56: Comfort ye my people by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stuart Burrows (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Messiah, HWV 56: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stuart Burrows (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Messiah, HWV 56: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Messiah, HWV 56: Behold, I tell you a mystery by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Ward (Keyboard), Alan Stringer (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Harry Dilley (Trumpet), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
L'honestà negli amori: Già il sole dal Gange by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alberto Mantovani (Trumpet), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680; Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Musicalische Exequien, Op. 7: Herr, wenn ich nur dich, SWV 280 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1636; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
18.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt, BWV 151: no 1, Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hans-Jürgen Möhring (Flute), Agnes Giebel (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: German 
21.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
22.
Indian Queen, Z 630: I attempt from Love's sickness to fly by Henry Purcell
Performer:  April Cantelo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
23.
Caro mio ben by Tommaso Giordani
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This work is erroneously attributed to Giuseppe Giordani. 
24.
Bajazet, RV 703 "Tamerlano": Anche il mar par che sommerga by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Verona, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25.
Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Ton Koopman (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: German 
26.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Thurston Dart (Harpsichord), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Anthony Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
27.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 26, Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir,  Regensburg Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
28.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 60, Erbarm' es Gott! by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marga Höffgen (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Hymnus Boys Choir,  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
29.
Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
30.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Peter Schreier (Tenor), Edith Mathis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: German 
31.
Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Composition written: Cannons, England (1718).
Composition revised: London, England (1736). 
32.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Pur ti miro [Final Duet] by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Dana Hanchard (Mezzo Soprano), Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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