Handel: Oratorios

Release Date: 8/12/2016
Label: Carus
Catalog Number: CV83040
Number of Discs: 13

Physical Format:

CD
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$89.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
After the world premiere of Handel’s Messiah, one of the most famous premieres in the history of music, one critic wrote, “The finest Composition of Musick that ever was heard.” This monumental work, along with Handel’s other oratorios, found great success even during the composer’s lifetime. This outstanding 13-disc box set includes several of Handel’s large-scale oratorios. Included in the collection are Messiah, Alexander’s Feast, Israel in Egypt, Brokes-Passion, Solomon, and more. Some of Europe’s greatest ensembles perform on these recordings, including the incredible Winchester Cathedral Choir.
Works on This Recording
1. Der für die Sünde der Welt, HWV 48 "Brockes Passion" by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Michael Dahmen (Bass), Markus Flaig (Bass), Nele Gramss (Soprano), Johanna Winkel (Soprano), Elvira Bill (Mezzo Soprano), Jan Thomer (Alto), James Oxley (Tenor), Markus Brutscher (Tenor)
Conductor: Peter Neumann
Period: Baroque
Written: 1716 ; Germany
2. Alexander's Feast, HWV 75 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day" by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Simone Kermes (Soprano), Virgil Hartinger (Tenor), Konstantin Wolff (Baritone)
Conductor: Peter Neumann
Period: Baroque
Written: 1736 ; London, England
3. Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Virgil Hartinger (Tenor), Simone Kermes (Soprano), Konstantin Wolff (Baritone)
Conductor: Peter Neumann
Period: Baroque
Written: 1739 ; London, England
4. Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Cornelia [Soprano] Winter (Soprano), Antonia Bourvé (Soprano), Markus Flaig (Bass), Terry Wey (Countertenor), Jan Kobow (Tenor), Konstantin Wolff (Baritone), Michael [Countertenor] Hofmeister (Countertenor)
Conductor: Holger Speck
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Favorites, Rastatt Vocal Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1739 ; London, England
5. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Benjamin Hulett (Tenor), Andreas Wolf (Bass), Maria Keohane (Soprano), Julia Doyle (Soprano)
Conductor: Peter Neumann
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1740 ; London, England
6. Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Peter Harvey (Bass), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Benjamin Hulett (Tenor), Daniel Taylor (Countertenor)
Conductor: Frieder Bernius
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741 ; London, England
7. Solomon, HWV 67 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Roderick Williams (Baritone), Claron McFadden (Soprano), Michael Slattery (Tenor), Dominique Labelle (Soprano), Tim Mead (Countertenor)
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1749 ; London, England
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