Das Alte Werk

Handel: Alexander's Feast, Concerto in F

2CD
1 May 2009

Barcode: 0825646905621

Composer: George Frederick Handel
Other participants: Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Stephen Roberts, Concentus musicus Wien

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Overture  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
01 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Overture (Larghetto e staccato - Allegro - Adagio - Andante)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Recitative, "T'was at the royal feast, for Persia won by Philip's warlike son" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "'Twas at the royal feast, for Persia won by Philip's warlike son" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 1, Air and Chorus, "Happy pair!" (Tenor, Soprano, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "Happy pair! None but the brave deserves the fair" [Tenor] "Happy pair! None but the brave deserves the fair" [Tenor, Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "Timotheus, plac'd on high amid the tuneful quire" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Recitative, "Timotheus, plac'd on high" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "The song began from Jove" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 3, Recitative accompanied, "The song began from Jove" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 4, Chorus, "The list'ning crowd admire the lofty sound"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "The list'ning crowd admire the lofty sound" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 5, Aria, "With ravish'd ears the monarch hears" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "With ravish'd ears the monarch hears" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "The praise of Bacchus then the sweet musician sung" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Recitative, "The praise of Bacchus then the sweet musician sung" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 6, Air and Chorus, "Bacchus, ever fair and young … Bacchus' blessings are a treasure" (Bass, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "Bacchus, ever fair and young" [Chorus] "Bacchus' blessings are a treasure" [Bass]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Recitative, "Sooth'd with the sound" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "Sooth'd with the sound, the king grew vain" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "He chose a mournful Muse" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 7, Recitative accompanied, "He choose a mournful Muse" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "He sung Darius, great and good, by too severe a fate fall'n" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 8, Air, "He sung Darius, great and good" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "With downcast looks the joyless victor sate" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 9, Recitative accompanied, "With downcast looks the joyless victor sate" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "Behold Darius, great and good, by too severe a fate fall'n" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 10, Chorus, "Behold Darius great and good"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "The mighty master smil'd to see that Love was in the next degree" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Recitative, "The mighty master smiled to see" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 11, Arioso, "Softly sweet in Lydian measures" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "Softly sung in Lydian measures soon he sooth'd the soul" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
17 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "War, he sung, is toil and trouble" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
17 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 12, Air, "War, he sung, is toil and trouble" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
18 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 13, Chorus, "The many rend the skies with loud applause"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
18 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "The many rend the skies with loud applause" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
19 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "The Prince, unable to conceal his pain" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
19 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 14a, Air, "The Prince, unable to conceal his pain" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
20 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 1 "The many rend the skies with loud applause" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
20 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 14b, Chorus, "The many rend the skies with loud applause" (da capo)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 2 
01 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 15, Recitative accompanied with Chorus, "Now strike the golden Lyre again! … Break his bonds of sleep asunder … Hark, hark!" (Tenor, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
01 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 2 "Now strike the golden Lyre again!" [Chorus] "Break his bands of sleep asunder... Hark, hark! the horrid sound" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 16, Air, "Revenge, Timotheus cries" (Bass)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 2 "Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries" [Bass]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 17, Recitative accompanied, "Give the vengeance due to the valiant crew" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 2 "Give the vengeance due to the valiant crew" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 18, Air, "The princes applaud with a furious joy" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 2 "The princes applaud with a furious joy" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 2 "Thais led the way, to light him to his prey" [Chorus] "The princes applaud with a furious joy" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 19, Air with Chorus, "Thais led the way … The princes applaud with a furious joy" (Soprano, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 2 "Thus, long ago, ere heaving Bellows learned to blow" [Chorus] "At last divine Cecilia came, inventress of the vocal frame" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 20, Recitative accompanied with Chorus, "Thus, long ago, ere heaving Bellows … At last divine Cecilia came" (Tenor, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: Recitative, "Let old Timotheus yield the prize" (Tenor, Bass)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 2 "Let old Timotheus yield the prize" [Tenor, Bass]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Alexander's Feast HWV75 : Part 2 "Let old Timotheus yield the prize, or both divide the crown" [Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 21, Chorus, "Let old Timotheus yield the prize" (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Anon : Concerto grosso in F major Op.3 No.4b : I Largo  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
09 Anon : Concerto grosso in F major Op.3 No.4b : I Largo  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
10 Anon : Concerto grosso in F major Op.3 No.4b : II Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
10 Anon : Concerto grosso in F major Op.3 No.4b : II Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
11 Anon : Concerto grosso in F major Op.3 No.4b : III Largo  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
11 Anon : Concerto grosso in F major Op.3 No.4b : III Largo  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
12 Anon : Concerto grosso in F major Op.3 No.4b : IV Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
12 Anon : Concerto grosso in F major Op.3 No.4b : IV Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 


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