Handel - Great Oratorios | Warner 9029597511

Handel - Great Oratorios

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029597511

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 9

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 19th August 2016

Contents

Artists

Peter van der Bilt
Paul Esswood
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Elizabeth Gale
Matthias Holle
Werner Hollweg
Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Roderick Kennedy
Maureen Lehane
Marjana Lipovsek
Felicity Palmer
Stephen Roberts
Staffan Sandlund
Thomas Sunnegardh
Robert Tear
Julia Varady
Helmut Wildhaber
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Stockholm Bach Choir
Stockholm Kammerkoren
Concentus Musicus Wien

Conductor

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Alexander's Feast, HWV75
Belshazzar, HWV61
Messiah, HWV56
Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76
Saul, HWV53

Artists

Peter van der Bilt
Paul Esswood
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Elizabeth Gale
Matthias Holle
Werner Hollweg
Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Roderick Kennedy
Maureen Lehane
Marjana Lipovsek
Felicity Palmer
Stephen Roberts
Staffan Sandlund
Thomas Sunnegardh
Robert Tear
Julia Varady
Helmut Wildhaber
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Stockholm Bach Choir
Stockholm Kammerkoren
Concentus Musicus Wien

Conductor

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

About

These five splendid works for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra were composed by Handel in the 1730s and 1740s. Treating both sacred and secular themes, they are inspired by the same dramatic genius that made Handel a master of opera. Conducting a dazzling array of soloists and Concentus Musicus Wien, the groundbreaking ensemble he established in the early 1950s, Nikolaus Harnoncourt unfolds their narratives with his customary flair, precision and immediacy.

Contents:

CDs 1-2: Messiah
- Elizabeth Gale (soprano)
- Marjana Lipovsek (alto)
- Werner Hollweg (tenor)
- Roderick Kennedy (bass)
Stockholm Kammerkören

CDs 3-4: Saul
- Saul: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
- Jonathan: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
- David: Paul Esswood
- Merab: Julia Varady
- Michal: Elizabeth Gale
- Apparition of Samuel: Matthias Hölle
- Witch of Endor, Abner, Amalekite, Doeg, High Priest: Helmut Wildhaber
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

CDs 5-6: Alexander’s Feast, Ode for St Cecilia’s Day
- Felicity Palmer (soprano)
- Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
- Stephen Roberts (bass)
Stockholm Bach Choir

CDs 7-9: Belshazzar
- Belshazzar: Robert Tear
- Nitocris: Felicity Palmer
- Cyrus: Maureen Lehane
- Daniel: Paul Esswood
- Gobrias: Peter van der Bilt
- Arioch: Thomas Sunnegårdh
- Messenger: Staffan Sandlund
Stockholm Kammerkören

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