Das Alte Werk

Handel: Saul

2CD 5-inch
1 Sep 2009

Barcode: 0825646869831

Composer: George Frederick Handel
Other participants: Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Paul Esswood, Julia Varady, Elizabeth Gale, Concentus musicus Wien, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Saul : Symphony  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
01 Handel: Saul, HWV 53: Symphony (Allegro - Larghetto - Allegro - Menuet. Andante larghetto)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 1: No. 1, Chorus, "How excellent thy name, oh Lord" (Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Saul : Act 1 "How excellent thy name, oh Lord" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Saul : Act 1 "An infant rais'd by thy command" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 1: No. 2, Aria, "An infant raised by thy command" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 1: No. 3, Trio, "Along the monster atheist strode" (Counter-Tenor, Tenor, Bass)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Saul : Act 1 "Along the monster atheist strode" [Counter-Tenor, Tenor, Bass]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 1: No. 4, Chorus, "The youth inspired by Thee, o Lord" - No. 5, Chorus, "How excellent Thy name, o Lord"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Saul HWV53 : Act 1 "The youth inspir'd by Thee, oh Lord" "How excellent thy name, oh Lord" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 6, Recitative, "He comes!" - No. 7, Air, "O godlike youth!" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Saul : Act 1 "He comes, he comes!" "Oh godlike youth!" [Michal]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 8, Recitative, "Behold, o King, the brave, victorious youth" (Abner, Saul, David) - No. 9, Air, "O King, your favours with delight I take" (David)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Saul : Act 1 "Behold, oh King, the brave, victorious youth" [Abner, Saul, David] "Oh King, your favours with delight I take" [David]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 10, Recitative, "Oh early piety!" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Saul : Act 1 "Oh early piety!" [Jonathan]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 11a, Air, "What abject thoughts" (Merab)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Saul : Act 1 "What abject thoughts a prince can have!" "Yet think, on whom this honour you bestow" [Merab]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 12, Recitative, "Yet think, on whom this honour" (Merab) - No. 13, Air, "Birth and fortune I despise!" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Saul : Act 1 "Birth and fortune I despise!" [Jonathan]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 16, Recitative, "Thou, Merab, first in birth" (Saul, Merab) - No. 17, Air, "My soul rejects the thoughts with scorn" (Merab)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Saul : Act 1 "Thou, Merab, first in birth" [Saul, Merab] "My soul rejects the thought with scorn" [Merab]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Saul : Act 1 "See, with what a scornful air" "Ah! lovely youth!" [Michal]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 18, Air, "See, with what a scornful air" - No. 19, Air, "Ah! lovely youth!" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Saul : Act 1 Symphony  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 20, Symphony (Andante allegro)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 3: No. 21, Recitative, "Already see, the daughters of the land" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Saul : Act 1 "Already see the daughters" [Michal]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Saul : Act 1 "Welcome, welcome, mighty king!" "Saul, who has thy thousands slain" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 3: No. 22, Chorus, "Welcome, mighty king!" (Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 3: No. 23, Recitative, "What do I hear?" (Saul) - No. 24, Chorus, "David his ten thousands slew" - No. 25, Recitative, "To him ten thousands!" (Saul) - No. 26, Air, "With rage I shall burst his praises to hear!" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Saul : Act 1 "What do I hear?" [Saul] "David his ten thousands slew" [Chorus] "To him ten thousands!" [Saul] "With rage I shall burst his praises to hear" [Saul]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
17 Saul : Act 1 "Imprudent women!" [Jonathan, Michal] "Fell rage and black despair possess'd" [Michal]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
17 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 4: No. 27, Recitative, "Imprudent women!" (Jonathan, Michal) - No. 28, Air, "Fell rage and black despair possest" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
18 Saul : Act 1 "Rack'd with infernal pains" [Abner]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
18 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 31, Recitative, "Racked with infernal pains" (Abner)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
19 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 32b, Air, "O Lord, whose mercies numberless" (David)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
19 Saul HWV53 : Act 1 "Oh Lord, whose mercies numberless" [David]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
20 Saul : Act 1 "'Tis all in vain" [Jonathan]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
20 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 34, Recitative, "Tis all in vain" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
21 Saul : Act 1 "A serpent, in my bosom warm'd" "Has he escap'd my rage" [Saul]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
21 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 35, Air, "A serpent, in my bosom warmed" - No. 36, Recitative, "Has he escaped my rage?" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
22 Saul : Act 1 "Capricious man" [Merab]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
22 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 37, Air, "Capricious man, in humour lost" (Merab)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
23 Saul : Act 1 "Oh filial piety!" "No, cruel father, no!" [Jonathan]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
23 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 6: No. 38, Recitative, "O filial piety!" - No. 29, Air, "No, cruel father, no" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
24 Saul : Act 1 "Preserve him for the glory of thy name" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
24 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 6: No. 41, Chorus, "Preserve him for the glory of thy name"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
25 Saul : Act 2 "Envy! eldest born of hell!" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
25 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 1: No. 42, Chorus, "Envy! eldest born of hell!"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
26 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 2: No. 43, Recitative, "Ah, dearest friend" - No. 44, Air, "But sooner Jordan's stream" - No. 47, Recitative, "My father comes" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
26 Saul : Act 2 "Ah! dearest friend" "But sooner Jordan's stream, I swear" "My father comes" [Jonathan]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
27 Saul : Act 2 "Hast thou obey'd my orders" [Saul, Jonathan] "Sin not, oh king, against the youth" [Jonathan]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
27 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 3: No. 48, Recitative, "Hast thou obeyed my orders" (Saul, Jonathan) - No. 49, Air, "Sin not, o King" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
28 Saul : Act 2 "As great Jehovah lives" [Saul]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
28 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 3: No. 50, Air, "As great Jehovah lives" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
29 Saul : Act 2 "From cities storm'd, and battles won" [Jonathan]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
29 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 3: No. 51, Air, "From cities stormed, and battles won" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 2 
01 Saul : Act 2 "Appear, my friend" [Jonathan, Saul]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
01 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 4: No. 52, Recitative, "Appear, my friend" (Jonathan, Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Saul : Act 2 "Your words, oh king" [David]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 4: No. 53, Air, "Your words, o King" (David)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 4: No. 54, Recitative, "Yes, he shall wed my daughter" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Saul : Act 2 "Yes, he shall wed my daughter!" [Saul]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 5: No. 55, Recitative, "A father's will has authoriz'd my love" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Saul : Act 2 "A father's will" [Michal]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Saul : Act 2 "Oh fairest of ten thousand fair" [Michal, David]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 5: No. 56, Duet, "O fairest of ten thousand fair" (Michal, David)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Saul : Act 2 "Is there a man" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 5: No. 57, Chorus, "Is there a man"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Saul : Act 2 Concerto  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 5: No. 58a, Symphony (Largo - Allegro)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 6: No. 59, Recitative, "Thy father is as cruel" (David) - No. 60, Duet, "At persecution I can laugh" (David, Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Saul : Act 2 "Thy father is as cruel" [David] "At persecution I can laugh" [Daivd, Michal]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Saul : Act 2 "Whom dost thou seek?" [Michal, Doeg] "No, no, let the guilty tremble" [Michal]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 7: No. 61, Recitative, "Whom dost thou seek?" (Michal, Doeg) - No. 62, Air, "No, no, let the guilty tremble" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Saul : Act 2 "Mean as he was" "Author of peace" [Merab]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 8: No. 63, Recitative, "Mean as he was" - No. 64, Air, "Author of peace" (Merab)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 9: No. 65, Symphony (Allegro)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Saul : Act 2 Symphony  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 9: No. 66a, Recitative, "The time at length is come" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Saul : Act 2 "The time at length is come" [Saul]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 10: No. 67, Recitative, "Where is the son of Jesse?" (Saul, Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Saul : Act 2 "Where is the son of Jesse?" [Saul, Jonathan]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 10: No. 68, Chorus, "O fatal consequence of rage"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Saul : Act 2 "O fatal consequence of rage" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Saul : Act 3 "Wretch that I am!" "'Tis said, here lives a woman" [Saul]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 1: No. 69, Recitative, "Wretch that I am!" - No. 70, Air, "Tis said, here lives a woman" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 2: No. 71, Recitative, "With me what would'st thou?" (Witch, Saul) - No. 72, Air, "Infernal spirits" (Witch)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Saul : Act 3 "With me what wouldst thou?" [Witch, Saul] "Infernal spirits" [Witch]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
17 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 3: No. 73, Recitative, "Why hast thou forced me … O holy prophet!" (Samuel, Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
17 Saul : Act 3 "Why has thou forc'd me" [Samuel, Saul]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
18 Saul : Act 3 Symphony  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
18 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 3: No. 74, Symphony (Allegro)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
19 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 4: No. 75, Recitative, "Whence comst thou?" (David, Amalekite) - No. 76, Air, "Impious wretch, of race accurst" (David)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
19 Saul : Act 3 "Whence comst thou?" [David, Amalekite] "Impious wretch, of race accurst!" [David]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
20 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 4: No. 77b, March (Grave)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
20 Saul HWV53 : Act 3 Dead March  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
21 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 78, Chorus, "Mourn, Israel, mourn, thy beauty lost!"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
21 Saul : Act 3 "Mourn, Israel" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
22 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 79, Air, "O let it not in Gath be heard" (Jonathan) - No. 80, Air, "From this unhappy day" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
22 Saul : Act 3 "O let it not in Gath be heard" [Jonathan] "From this unhappy day" [Michal]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
23 Saul : Act 3 "Eagles were not so swift as they" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
23 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 82, Chorus, "Eagles were not so swift as they"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
24 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 83, Air, "In sweetest harmony they lived" (Merab) - No. 84, Solo and Chorus, "O fatal day!" (David, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
24 Saul : Act 3 "In sweetest harmony" [Merab] "O fatal day!" [David, Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
25 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 85a, Recitative, "Ye men of Judah, weep no more" (High Priest)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
25 Saul : Act 3 "Ye men of Judah, weep no more!" [High Priest]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
26 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 86, Chorus, "Gird on thy sword" (Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
26 Saul HWV53 : Act 3 "Gird on thy sword" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 


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