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Handel - Citizen of Baroque Europe


Release Date: 01/14/2014 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2908417   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelRichard Egarr
Performer:  Hélène GuilmetteAndreas SchollAndreas WolfRichard Egarr,   ... 
Conductor:  Marcus CreedRichard EgarrRené JacobsNicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music BerlinBerlin Vocal ConsortAcademy of Ancient Music,   ... 
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With George Frideric Handel, Portrait invites you to follow the astonishing career of a Saxon composer who, unlike his exact contemporary Johann Sebastian Bach, practised the various national styles of the late Baroque in the countries that invented them. After a particularly fruitful period of apprenticeship in Italy, he intended to stay a short time in England but ended up spending the rest of his life there, becoming a national glory. It was in London that he composed such masterpieces as Messiah and the most exciting of all opere serie, Giulio Cesare. With George Frideric Handel, Portrait invites you to follow the astonishing career of a Saxon composer who, unlike his exact contemporary Johann Sebastian Bach, practised the various national styles of the late Baroque in the countries that invented them. After a particularly fruitful period of apprenticeship in Italy, he intended to stay a short time in England but ended up spending the rest of his life there, becoming a national glory. It was in London that he composed such masterpieces as Messiah and the most exciting of all opere serie, Giulio Cesare. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: Eternal source of light by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Hélène Guilmette (Soprano), Andreas Scholl (Countertenor), Andreas Wolf (Bass)
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin,  Berlin Vocal Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; London, England 
2.
Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Hélène Guilmette (Soprano), Andreas Scholl (Countertenor), Andreas Wolf (Bass)
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin,  Berlin Vocal Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
3.
Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4.
Admeto, Ré di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Ballo di Larve by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
5.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Se in fiorito ameno prato by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Gigue by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
8.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Va tacito e nascosto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Radamisto, HWV 12: Pasacaille by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
10.
Radamisto, HWV 12: Gigue by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
11.
Radamisto, HWV 12: Passepied by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
12.
Radamisto, HWV 12: Rigaudon by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
13.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Pompe vane di morte!...Dove sei, amato... by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Alcina, HWV 34: Verdi prati by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 39 Secs. 
16.
Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Orride larve...Chiudetevi by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Rodelinda, HWV 19: Si, l'infida consorte...Confusa si miri by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 1 in B flat major, HWV 312 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/2006 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
19.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 2 in B flat major, HWV 313 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Frank De Bruine (Oboe), Lars Henriksson (Oboe)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/2006 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 18 Secs. 
20.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 3 in G major, HWV 314 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Rachel Brown (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/2006 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 7 Secs. 
21.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 4b in F major, HWV 315 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/2006 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 55 Secs. 
22.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 5 in D minor, HWV 316 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/2006 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
23.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 6 in D major/D minor, HWV 317 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/2006 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
24.
Improvisation for Organ by Richard Egarr
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2006; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2006 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
25.
Sonata à cinque for Violin and Strings in B flat major, HWV 288 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Pavlo Beznosiuk (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1706-1707; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/2006 
Venue:  St John's, Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 56 Secs. 
26.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3/HWV 312-317 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
27.
Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295 "Cuckoo and the Nightingale" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Organ)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
28.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Barbara Schlick (Soprano), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano),
Furio Zanasi (Bass), Marianne Rorholm (Mezzo Soprano), Derek Lee Ragin (Countertenor),
Olivier Lallouette (Bass), Dominique Visse (Countertenor)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/1991 
Venue:  Grand Studio Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 224 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29.
Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kobie van Rensburg (Tenor), Neal Davies (Bass Baritone), Patricia Bardon (Mezzo Soprano),
Lawrence Zazzo (Countertenor), Kerstin Avemo (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
30.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 35 Minutes 15 Secs. 
31.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 1 Secs. 
32.
Water Music Suite no 3 in G major, HWV 350 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 3 Secs. 

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