E Power Biggs plays Handel | Sony - Classical Masters 88875051822

E Power Biggs plays Handel

Label: Sony - Classical Masters

Cat No: 88875051822

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Release Date: 18th May 2015

Contents

Artists

E Power Biggs (organ)
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Adrian Boult

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Alceste, HWV45
» Grand Entree
Alcina, HWV34
» Here are the Heavens all joyful
Athalia, HWV52
» The Gods, whose chosen blessings shed
Belshazzar, HWV61
» Martial Symphony
Concerto in B flat major
Concerto in F major
Ezio, HWV29
» March
Floridante, HWV14
» March no.1
» March no.2
Forest Music in D major
Hercules, HWV60
» March (Act 1)
Il Pastor Fido (The Faithful Shepherd), HWV8a (1712 version)
» Allegro
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV63
» March no.1
» March no.2
Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76
» VII March
Organ Concerto in A major, HWV296
Organ Concerto in D minor, HWV304
Organ Concerto in F major, HWV295 'The cuckoo and the nightingale'
Organ Concerto in F major, HWV305
Organ Concertos (6), op.4 HWV289-294
Organ Concertos (6), op.7 HWV306-311
Parnasso in Festa, HWV73
» Largo
Rinaldo, HWV7
» March
Rodrigo, HWV5
» Passacaglia
Samson, HWV57
» Overture - Minuetto
Saul, HWV53
» March
Scipione, HWV20
» March
Semele, HWV58
» Where'er you walk
Solomon, HWV67
» Sinfonia: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
The Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV71
» Sonata
Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto, HWV25
» Overture

Artists

E Power Biggs (organ)
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Adrian Boult

About

The great English organist E Power Biggs studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London but emigrated to the US, where he performed widely. From 1942 to 1958 he broadcast a weekly radio programme that brought the sound of organ music, particularly that of the Baroque, to an unprecedentedly large audience. For American Columbia he recorded a wide repertoire (even extending to Scott Joplin rags on the pedal harpsichord), but with a firm emphasis on Bach.

Another celebrated Biggs project was his recording of the 16 Organ Concertos of Handel with the London Philharmonic under Sir Adrian Boult, performed on a 1749 organ at Great Packington, Warwickshire, which the composer himself frequently played.

This new 4-CD Masters box also contains Biggs’s recordings of transcriptions from Handel’s oratorios and operas.

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