50 BEST

50 Best Händel

3CD
4 Apr 2011

Barcode: 5099907082221

Other participants: Natalie Dessay · Philippe Jaroussky · Joyce DiDonato · Vivica Genaux · Max Emanuel Cencic · David Daniels · Alan Curtis · Christophe Rousset · Emmanuelle Haïm · Andrew Parrott

This 3 CD set offers an impressive assortment of well-known and beloved works by one of the greatest Baroque composer, Georg Friedrich Handel. This collection features performances by prestigious artists of some of his best loved works including excerpts of Ariodante, Giulio Cesare, Sarabande, Water Music. etc.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Lascia ch'io pianga (Act II): Rinaldo HWV7a  - Jane Gilchrist/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Kir 
02 Scherza, infida - Ariodante: Ariodante  - Philippe Jaroussky/Emmanuelle Haïm/Le Concert d`As 
03 Ove son... Qui ti sfido - Teseo: Arianna in Creta  - Philippe Jaroussky/Emmanuelle Haïm/Le Concert d`As 
04 Aria: Ombra caro di mia sposa (Radamisto): Radamisto, Atto 2, Scena 1 - 2  - Zachary Stains/Dominique Labelle/Carlo Lepore/Patr 
05 Verdi allori: Orlando HWV 31 (1733)  - Max Emanuel Cencic/Diego Fasolis/I Barocchisti 
06 Duri lacci! voi non siete: Arminio, ACT II  - Vivica Genaux/Geraldine McGreevy/Dominique Labelle 
07 Aria: Ombra mai fu: Serse  - Gérard Lesne/Il Seminario Musicale 
08 Aria: Cara speme, questo core: Giulio Cesare  - David Daniels/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenmen 
09 Act II, scene 1 - Dolce Riposo: Teseo (1713)  - Joyce DiDonato/Christophe Rousset/Les Talens Lyriq 
10 Aria: Tornami a vagheggiar (Morgana): Alcina - Opera in three acts HWV34, Act I, Scenes 13-15  - Eiddwen Harrhy/City of London Baroque Sinfonia/Sim 
11 Aria: Ombre pallide, lo so, mi udite (Alcina): Alcina - Opera in three acts HWV34, Act II, Scene 13  - Arleen Augér/City of London Baroque Sinfonia/Simon 
12 Son nata a lagrimar: Duetto  - Stephanie Blythe/David Daniels/Emmanuelle Haïm/Mar 
Disc 2 
01 Sarabande: Harpsichord Suite No. 4 in D minor HWV437  - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Alexander Brig 
02 I. Overture:Largo-Allegro: Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
03 II. Adagio e staccato: Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
04 III. [Allegro]: Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
05 VI. Air: Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
06 VIII. Bourée: Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
07 IX. Hornpipe: Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
08 X. [Allegro moderato]: Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
09 XII. Alla Hornpipe: Water Music, Suite No.2 in D major  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
10 XIII. Minuet: Water Music, Suite No.2 in D major  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
11 XVII - Rigaudon: Water Music, Suite No.3 in G major  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
12 XIX - Menuet: Water Music, Suite No.3 in G major  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
13 II. Bourrée: Music for the Royal Fireworks  - Cappella Coloniensis/Hans-Martin Linde 
14 III. Largo alla siciliana: Music for the Royal Fireworks  - Cappella Coloniensis/Hans-Martin Linde 
15 IV. La Réjouissance: Music for the Royal Fireworks  - Cappella Coloniensis/Hans-Martin Linde 
16 I. Vivace: Concerto grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2 (HWV 313)  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
17 II. Largo: Concerto grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2 (HWV 313)  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
18 III. Allegro: Concerto grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2 (HWV 313)  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
19 II. Andante: Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4 (HWV 315)  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
20 III. Allegro: Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4 (HWV 315)  - Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde 
21 I. Larghetto affetuoso: Concerto Grosso in A minor Op. 6 No. 4  - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Nicholas McG 
22 II. Allegro: Concerto Grosso in A minor Op. 6 No. 4  - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Nicholas McG 
23 III. Largo e piano: Concerto Grosso in A minor Op. 6 No. 4  - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Nicholas McG 
24 IV. Allegro: Concerto Grosso in A minor Op. 6 No. 4  - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Nicholas McG 
25 II. A tempo ordinario - Allegro non presto: Trio Sonata in G major Op. 5 No. 4  - Il Seminario Musicale 
26 Sinfonia: Act 3, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba: Solomon HWV67  - Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott 
27 IV. Air con Variazioni (Andantino): Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430 (1996 - Remaster)  - Sviatoslav Richter 
Disc 3 
01 Zadok the Priest HWV 258: Coronation Anthems HWV258-61  - Choir of King's College, Cambridge/English Chamber 
02 Comfort ye my people (tenor): Messiah, Part One  - Dame Emma Kirkby/Emily Van Evera/Margaret Cable/Ja 
03 He was despised (alto): Messiah, Part Two  - Dame Emma Kirkby/Emily Van Evera/Margaret Cable/Ja 
04 Hallelujah (chorus): Messiah HWV56, Part 2  - Taverner Choir/Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott 
05 Lamentation of the Israelites: The sons of Israel do mourn: Israel in Eygpt, Part 1  - Emily Van Evera/Timothy Wilson/Anthony Rolfe Johns 
06 Aria: Così la tortorella (S. Giovanni): Oratorio per la Resurrezione di Nostro Signor Gesù Cristo, HWV 47, Prima parte  - Toby Spence/Emmanuelle Haïm/Le Concert d`Astrée 
07 Dixit Dominus Domino meo (chorus): Dixit Dominus HWV 232  - Emmanuelle Haïm/Le Concert d`Astrée/Denis Comtet 
08 De torrente in via bibet (sopranos, chorus): Dixit Dominus HWV 232  - Emmanuelle Haïm/Natalie Dessay/Karine Deshayes/Le 
09 Conservate, raddoppiate: Cantata IX - Conservate, raddoppiate HWV185  - Juanita Lascarro/Brian Asawa/Le Concert d`Astrée/E 
10 Nodi voi, che gli stringeste: Cantata IX - Conservate, raddoppiate HWV185  - Juanita Lascarro/Brian Asawa/Le Concert d`Astrée/E 
11 Aria: Per te lasciai la luce: Il Delirio Amoroso  - Natalie Dessay/Le Concert d`Astrée/Emmanuelle Haïm 


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