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Treasures of Baroque Opera

Janet Baker, Teresa Berganza, Catherine Bott, Luciano Pavarotti

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Monteverdi: Toccata (L'Orfeo)

Work length6:39
  • Catherine Bott (soprano)
  • New London Consort
  • Philip Pickett
  • Recorded: 1991
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London


Track length1:28

Ritornello-Dal mio Permesso amato

Track length5:11

Arne: Rosamunde (Stage work, 1733)

Work length6:32
  • Emma Kirkby (soprano)
  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Christopher Hogwood
  • Recorded: 1991-09-23
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

Rise, Glory, Rise

Track length6:32

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas / Act 3

Work length9:02
  • Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
  • English Chamber Orchestra, The St. Anthony Singers
  • Anthony Lewis
  • Recorded: 1961-10
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

But death...When I am laid...With drooping wings...

Track length9:02

 Excerpt, Arne: Artaxerxes

Work length4:01
  • Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano), Harry Dilley (trumpet)
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
  • Recorded: 1960-08-15
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"The soldier tir'd of war's alarms"

Track length4:01

Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie - original version - Act 2

Work length3:56
  • John Shirley-Quirk (bass)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Anthony Lewis
  • Recorded: 1965
  • Recording Venue: --, --

"Ah! qu'on daigne du moins...Puisque Pluton"

Track length3:56

Rameau: Le temple de la gloire - Second Suite of Instrumental Music

Work length5:45
  • Raymond Leppard (director)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Recorded: 1965-12-21
  • Recording Venue: Hammersmith Town Hall, London

1. Ouverture

Track length5:45

Rameau: Les indes galantes / Act 2

Work length7:24
  • Gérard Souzay (baritone)
  • New Symphony Orchestra
  • Paul Bonneau
  • Recorded: 1956-04-09
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"Soleil, on a détruit tes superbes ailes"

Track length7:24

Piccinni: La Buona Figliuola

Work length3:04
  • Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)
  • New Symphony Orchestra of London
  • Richard Bonynge
  • Recorded: 1963-06-07
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Furia di donna

Track length3:04

Cavalli: La Calisto - Realization by Raymond Leppard. - Act 1

Work length4:34
  • Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Raymond Leppard
  • Recorded: 1971
  • Recording Venue: Organ Room at Glyndebourne, Sussex

Ardo, sospiro e piango

Track length4:34

 Excerpt, Pergolesi: La Serva Padrona

Work length3:21
  • Teresa Berganza (mezzo-soprano)
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Sir Alexander Gibson
  • Recorded: 1960-06-08
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"Stizzoso, mio Stizzoso"

Track length3:21

Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act 3

Work length2:34
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Richard Bonynge
  • Recorded: 1967-06-29
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

March & Battle

Track length2:34

Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act 2

Work length4:48
  • Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Raymond Leppard (director)
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Recorded: 1965-10-26
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"Lascia ch'io pianga"

Track length4:48

Handel: Rodelinda, HWV 34 / Act 3

Work length6:00
  • Marilyn Horne (mezzo-soprano)
  • Vienna Cantata Orchestra
  • Henry Lewis
  • Recorded: 1967-10-02
  • Recording Venue: Sofiensaal, Vienna

"Vivi, tiranno, io t'ho scampato"

Track length6:00

Handel: Atalanta, HWV 35 / Act 1

Work length3:17
  • Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
  • Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
  • Richard Bonynge
  • Recorded: 1973-07-05
  • Recording Venue: Opera House, Bologna

"Care selve"

Track length3:17

Handel: Alcina / Act 1

Work length4:11
  • Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Richard Bonynge
  • Recorded: 1962-03-20
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

Tornami a vagheggiar

Track length4:11