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The Glories Of Handel Opera / Berganza, Kirkby, Horne, Et Al


Release Date: 02/13/2001 
Label:  London/Decca Grand Opera Series Catalog #: 458249   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emma KirkbyJames BowmanEmmanuelle HaïmSara Mingardo,   ... 
Conductor:  Christopher HogwoodChristophe RoussetRichard BonyngeSir Neville Marriner,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient MusicLes Talens LyriquesBologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Alcina, HWV 34: Tornami a vagheggiar by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
2.
Orlando, HWV 31: Ah! Stigie larve!...Vaghe pupille by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  James Bowman (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
3.
Riccardo Primo, HWV 23: Atterrato il muro cada by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emmanuelle Haïm (Harpsichord), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
4.
Atalanta, HWV 35: Care selve by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Gamley 
5.
Semele, HWV 58: Hence, Iris, hence away by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Io t'abbraccio by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alicia Nafé (Mezzo Soprano), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
7.
Ezio, HWV 29: Se un bell'ardire by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Forbes Robinson (Bass), Sir Philip Ledger (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Piangerò la sorte mia by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano), Millicent Silver (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Alcina, HWV 34: Act 2 Ballet "Dream Music" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
10.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bernadette Greevy (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Alcina, HWV 34: Sta nell' Ircana pietrosa tana by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Berenice, Regina d'Egitto, HWV 38: Si, tra i ceppi by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sir Geraint Evans (Bass)
Conductor:  Bryan Balkwill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Dove sei, amato bene? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Cantata Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Length: 6 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Da tempeste il legno infranto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Alcina, HWV 34 / Act 1: "Tornami a vagheggiar"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 2: "Ah Stigie larve!"
Orlando / Act 2: Già latra Cerbero
Orlando / Act 2: Vaghe pupille, non piangete, no
Riccardo Primo, Rè d'Inghilterra / Act 3: "Atterrato il muro cada"
Atalanta, HWV 35 / Act 1: "Care selve"
Semele HWV 58 / Act 2: Hence, Iris, hence away
Rodelinda - Performing edition by Richard Bonynge / Act 2: Io t'abbraccio
Ezio (or Aetius), HWV 29 - original version: "Se un bell'ardire"
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 / Act 3: "Piangerò la sorte mia"
Alcina, HWV 34 - Ballet Music Selections: Dream Music: Entrée de songes funestes...Le Combat
Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act 2: "Lascia ch'io pianga"
Alcina / Act 3: Sta nell'Ircana pietrosa tana
Serse, HWV 40 / Act 1: "Frondi tenere e belle...Ombra mai fù"
Berenice: Si, tra i ceppi
Rodelinda / Act 1: Dove sei, amato bene?
Giulio Cesare / Act 3: Da tempeste il legno infranto

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