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Best Handel 50

Best Handel 50 / Various
Release Date: 05/03/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 70822   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jane GilchristPhilippe JarousskyJoyce DiDonatoMax Emanuel Cencic,   ... 
Conductor:  Kirk TrevorEmmanuelle HaïmAlan CurtisDiego Fasolis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso BaroccoI BarocchistiSeminario Musicale
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jane Gilchrist ()
Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2. Ariodante, HWV 33: Scherza infida, in grembo al drudo by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky ()
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3. Arianna in Creta, HWV 32: Ove son, qual orrore?...Qui ti sfido, o mostro infame! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky ()
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4. Radamisto, HWV 12: Ombra cara di mia sposa by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Joyce DiDonato ()
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1720; London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5. Orlando: Verdi allori by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Max Emanuel Cencic ()
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
6. Arminio, HWV 36: Duri lacci, voi non sieste by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Vivica Genaux ()
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
7. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Gérard Lesne ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
8. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Cara speme, questo core by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels ()
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
9. Teseo, HWV 9: Dolce riposo, ed innocente pace by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Joyce DiDonato ()
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1712; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
10. Alcina, HWV 34: Tornami a vagheggiar by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Eiddwen Harrhy ()
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
11. Alcina, HWV 34: Ombre pallide by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Arleen Augér ()
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
12. Giulio Cesare: Son nata a lagrimar by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels ()
Conductor:  John Nelson
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
13. Air (Sarabande) in E major, HWV 425 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Alexander Briger
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
14. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 1, Overture by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
15. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 2, Adagio e staccato by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
16. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
17. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
18. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 7, Bourée by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
19. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 8, Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
20. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 9, Allegro moderato by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
21. Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
22. Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 3, Menuet by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
23. Water Music Suite no 3 in G major, HWV 350: no 2, Rigaudon by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
24. Water Music Suite no 3 in G major, HWV 350: Minuet by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
25. Music for the Royal Fireworks: Bourrée by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
26. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 3, La paix by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
27. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 4, Réjouissance by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
28. Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 2 in B flat major, HWV 313 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
29. Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 4 in F major, HWV 315 - Andante by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
30. Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 4 in F major, HWV 315 - Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
31. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 4 in A minor, HWV 322 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
32. Trio Sonata, Op. 5/4: A tempo ordinario - Allegro non presto by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1737-1738 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
33. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
34. Suite for Keyboard No. 5: Aria con variazioni: The Harmonius Blacksmith by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710-1720 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
35. Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
36. Messiah, HWV 56: Comfort ye my people by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Joseph Cornwell ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
37. Messiah, HWV 56: He was despised and rejected by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 46 Secs. 
38. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
39. Israel in Egypt: The sons of Israel do mourn by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
40. La Resurrezione: Così la tortorella by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Toby Spence ()
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
41. Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
42. Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: De torrente by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (), Karine Deshayes ()
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
43. Italian Duets: no 11, Conservate, raddopiate, HWV 185 - Conservate, raddoppiate by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Brian Asawa (), Juanita Lascarro ()
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1711 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
44. Italian Duets: no 11, Conservate, raddopiate, HWV 185 - Nodi voi, che gli stringeste by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Brian Asawa (), Juanita Lascarro ()
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1711 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
45. Da quel giorno fatale, HWV 99 "Il delirio amoroso": Per te lasciai la luce by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Natalie Dessay ()
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Rinaldo HWV7a : Lascia ch'io pianga (Act II)
Ariodante: Scherza, infida - Ariodante
Arianna in Creta: Ove son... Qui ti sfido - Teseo
Radamisto, Atto 2, Scena 1 - 2: Aria: Ombra caro di mia sposa (Radamisto)
Orlando HWV 31 (1733) : Verdi allori
Arminio, ACT II: Duri lacci! voi non siete
Serse: Aria: Ombra mai fu
Giulio Cesare: Aria: Cara speme, questo core
Teseo (1713): Act II, scene 1 - Dolce Riposo
Alcina - Opera in three acts HWV34 (libretto after an episode from 'Orlando furioso' by Ludovico Ariosto) (performing edition by Clifford Bartlett) (2006 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scenes 13-15: Aria: Tornami a vagheggiar (Morgana)
Alcina - Opera in three acts HWV34 (libretto after an episode from 'Orlando furioso' by Ludovico Ariosto) (performing edition by Clifford Bartlett) (2006 Digital Remaster), Act II, Scene 13: Aria: Ombre pallide, lo so, mi udite (Alcina)
Duetto: Son nata a lagrimar
Harpsichord Suite No. 4 in D minor HWV437: Sarabande
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: I. Overture:Largo-Allegro
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: II. Adagio e staccato
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: III. [Allegro]
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: VI. Air
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: VIII. Bourée
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: IX. Hornpipe
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: X. [Allegro moderato]
Water Music, Suite No.2 in D major: XII. Alla Hornpipe
Water Music, Suite No.2 in D major: XIII. Minuet
Water Music, Suite No.3 in G major: XVII - Rigaudon
Water Music, Suite No.3 in G major: XIX - Menuet
Music for the Royal Fireworks: II. Bourrée
Music for the Royal Fireworks: III. Largo alla siciliana
Music for the Royal Fireworks: IV. La Réjouissance
Concerto grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2 (HWV 313): I. Vivace
Concerto grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2 (HWV 313): II. Largo
Concerto grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2 (HWV 313): III. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4 (HWV 315): II. Andante
Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4 (HWV 315): III. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in A minor Op. 6 No. 4 : I. Larghetto affetuoso
Concerto Grosso in A minor Op. 6 No. 4 : II. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in A minor Op. 6 No. 4 : III. Largo e piano
Concerto Grosso in A minor Op. 6 No. 4 : IV. Allegro
Trio Sonata in G major Op. 5 No. 4: II. A tempo ordinario - Allegro non presto
Solomon HWV67: Sinfonia: Act 3, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430 (1996 Digital Remaster): Air con Variazioni (Andantino)

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