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Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)

4:23
  • Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Kirk Trevor
  • Jane Gilchrist (soprano)
  • Recorded: 2004-07-08
  • Recording Venue: 5-7 June (Concert Studio, Slovak Radio, Bratislava) and 5-8 July (Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk) 2004

Handel: Scherza, infida (from Ariodante)

9:49
  • Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 2006-01-19
  • Recording Venue: Paris, IRCAM, 13-19 Jan 2006

Handel: Radamisto, Atto 2, Scena 1 - 2: Aria: Ombra caro di mia sposa (Radamisto)

7:18
  • Il Complesso Barocco
  • Alan Curtis
  • Carlo Lepore (bass), Zachary Stains (vocals), Maite Beaumont (mezzo-soprano), Dominique Labelle (soprano), Joyce DiDonato (soprano), Patrizia Ciofi (soprano), Laura Cherici (soprano)
  • Recorded: 2003-09-26
  • Recording Venue: 14-26 September 2003. Palazzo Doria Pamphill, San Martino al Cimino (Viterbo), Italy.

Handel: Orlando HWV 31 (1733) : Verdi allori

5:56
  • I Barocchisti
  • Diego Fasolis
  • Max Emanuel Cenčić (vocals), Max Emmanuel Cencic (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 2009-07-14
  • Recording Venue: 14-21 July 2009. Palazzo die Congressi, Lugano

Handel: Rodrigo HWV5 (1999 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scena 6: Aria: 'Empiro fato, e fiera sorte' (Esilena)

3:16
  • Il Complesso Barocco
  • Alan Curtis
  • Caterina Calvi (vocals), Rufus Müller (vocals), Gloria Banditelli (soprano), Sandrine Piau (soprano), Roberta Invernizzi (soprano), Elena Cecchi Fedi (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1997-07-31
  • Recording Venue: July 1997 / Basilica dell'Osservanza, Siena

Handel: Amadigi di Gaula HWV 11 (1715) : Pena tiranna

5:17
  • I Barocchisti
  • Diego Fasolis
  • Max Emanuel Cenčić (vocals), Max Emmanuel Cencic (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 2009-07-14
  • Recording Venue: 14-21 July 2009. Palazzo die Congressi, Lugano

Handel: Arminio, ACT II: Duri lacci! voi non siete

3:09
  • Il Complesso Barocco
  • Alan Curtis
  • Vivica Genaux (mezzo-soprano), Riccardo Ristori (bass), Sytse Buwalda (tenor), Manuela Custer (mezzo-soprano), Luigi Petroni (tenor), Dominique Labelle (soprano), Geraldine McGreevy (soprano), Riccardo Ristori (Bass) (bass), Labelle (soprano), Alan Curtis (director)
  • Recorded: 2000-08-02
  • Recording Venue: 28 July - 2 August 2000 / Teatro dei Rozzi, Siena

 Excerpt, Handel: Alcina

4:40
  • City Of London Baroque Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox
  • Arleen Augér/Eiddwen Harrhy/Della Jones/Kathleen Kuhlmann/Patrizia Kwella/Maldwyn Davies/Sir John Tomlinson/Opera Stage Chorus/City of London Baroque Sinfonia/Simon Standage/Ian Watson/John Heley/Dorothy Linell/Richard Hickox, Dorothy Linell (lute), Ian Watson (harpsichord), Simon Standage (orchestra leader), John Heley (cello), Eiddwen Harrhy (soprano), Simon Standage (leader)
  • Recorded: 1985-07-31
  • Recording Venue: 19-23 & 29-31 July 1985, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

 Excerpt, Handel: Alcina

6:36
  • City of London Baroque Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox
  • Arleen Augér/City of London Baroque Sinfonia/Simon Standage/Ian Watson/John Heley/Dorothy Linell/Richard Hickox, Arleen Auger (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1985-07-31
  • Recording Venue: 19-23 & 29-31 July 1985, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Handel: Alcina - Opera in three acts HWV34 (libretto after an episode from 'Orlando furioso' by Ludovico Ariosto) (performing edition by Clifford Bartlett) (2006 Digital Remaster), Act III, Scene 3: Aria: Sta nell'Ircana pietrosa tana (Ruggiero)

5:30
  • City Of London Baroque Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox
  • Arleen Augér/Eiddwen Harrhy/Della Jones/Kathleen Kuhlmann/Patrizia Kwella/Maldwyn Davies/Sir John Tomlinson/Opera Stage Chorus/City of London Baroque Sinfonia/Simon Standage/Ian Watson/John Heley/Dorothy Linell/Richard Hickox, Dorothy Linell (lute), Ian Watson (harpsichord), Simon Standage (orchestra leader), John Heley (cello), Della Jones (mezzo-soprano), Simon Standage (leader)
  • Recorded: 1985-07-31
  • Recording Venue: 19-23 & 29-31 July 1985, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
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Handel: Duetto: Son nata a lagrimar

7:51
  • Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
  • John Nelson
  • Stephanie Blythe (vocals), Martin Isepp (harpsichord), Emmanuelle Haïm (harpsichord), David Daniels (vocals)
  • Recorded: 2000-12-05
  • Recording Venue: 1-5 December 2000 / Vicariat Patriarcal Maronite, Paris

Handel: Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

2:38
  • Il seminario Musicale
  • Gérard Lesne
  • Gérard Lesne (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 1995-05-31
  • Recording Venue: May 1995 / Paris

 Excerpt, Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto

9:53
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Sir Roger Norrington
  • David Daniels (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 1998-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 11, 13 & 15 February 1998 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Aria: Cara speme, questo core

4:50

Aria: L'angue offeso mai riposa

5:03

Handel: Va tacito e nascosto (from Giulio Cesare)

6:05
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Sir Roger Norrington
  • David Daniels (counter-tenor), Roger Montgomery (french horn)
  • Recorded: 1998-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 11, 13 & 15 February 1998, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Handel: Agrippina HWV 6 (1709) : Come nube, che fugge dal vento

4:12
  • I Barocchisti
  • Diego Fasolis
  • Max Emanuel Cenčić (vocals), Max Emmanuel Cencic (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 2009-07-14
  • Recording Venue: 14-21 July 2009. Palazzo die Congressi, Lugano

Handel: Arianna in Creta, HWV 32: "Ove son... Qui ti sfido" (Teseo)

3:58
  • Le Concert d’Astrée, Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 2006-01-19
  • Recording Venue: Paris, IRCAM, 13-19 Jan 2006

Handel: Teseo (1713): Act II, scene 1 - Dolce Riposo

3:14
  • Les Talens Lyriques
  • Christophe Rousset
  • Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
  • Recorded: 2008-04-22
  • Recording Venue: 18, 19 & 22 April, 2008. Bruxelles, Theatre de la Monnaie

Handel: Fernando, re di Castiglia, Atto secondo, Scena I: Aria: "Padre, germano e sposo"

2:10
  • Il Complesso Barocco
  • Alan Curtis
  • Veronica Cangemi (soprano)
  • Recorded: 2005-04-28
  • Recording Venue: 20-28 April 2005, Tonhalle of San Gallen

Handel: Fernando, re di Castiglia, Atto terzo, Scena IV: Aria: "Sincero affetto"

5:18
  • Il Complesso Barocco
  • Alan Curtis
  • Max Emanuel Cenčić (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 2005-04-28
  • Recording Venue: 20-28 April 2005, Tonhalle of San Gallen

Handel: Venti turbini (Rinaldo)

3:42
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Sir Roger Norrington
  • David Daniels (vocals)
  • Recorded: 1998-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 11, 13 & 15 February 1998 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Handel: Deidamia, Atto III, Scena ultima: Duetto: Ama: nell'armi, e nell'amar (Deidamia, Ulisse)

6:32
  • Il Complesso Barocco, Coro del Complesso Barocco, Coro Del Complesso Barocco
  • Alan Curtis (director), Antonio Abete (bass), Dominique Labelle (soprano), Anna Maria Panzarella (soprano), Simone Kermes (soprano), Anna Bonitatibus (mezzo-soprano), Mario Zanasi (bass-baritone), Antonio Abete (baritone), Furio Zanasi (bass-baritone)
  • Recorded: 2002-07-31
  • Recording Venue: July 2002 / Teatro dei Rozzi, Siena

Admeto, re di Tessaglia (1997 Digital Remaster), ACT 1, Scene 3: Orindo / Admeto / Alceste / La Statua (Apollo): Aria: Luci care, addio, posate!

5:11
  • Il Complesso Barocco
  • Alan Curtis
  • René Jacobs/Rachel Yakar/Ulrik Cold/Rita Dams/James Bowman/Jill Gomez/Max van Egmond/Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis, Rachel Yakar (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1977-05-23
  • Recording Venue: 23-29 May 1977 / Menoniten Kercke, Haarlem

Aria

8:30
  • Il Complesso Barocco
  • Alan Curtis
  • René Jacobs/Rachel Yakar/Ulrik Cold/Rita Dams/James Bowman/Jill Gomez/Max van Egmond/Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis, René Jacobs (counter-tenor), James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 1977-05-23
  • Recording Venue: 23-29 May 1977 / Menoniten Kercke, Haarlem

Ah, si morrò

5:56

Chi è nato alle sventure

2:34

Handel: Rodelinda, Regina dei Longobardi, ACT III, Scene 4: Aria: Se'l mio duol non è si forte (Rodelinda)

6:41
  • Raglan Baroque Players
  • Nicholas Kraemer
  • Philip Turbett (bassoon), Andrew Clark (horn), Susan Dent (horn), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord), Alistair Mitchell (bassoon), Gail Hennessy (oboe), Rachel Beckett (flute), Marion Scott (recorder), Anthony Robson (oboe), Gail Hennessy (recorder), Nicholas Kraemer (harpsichord), Daniel Taylor (vocals), Robin Blaze (vocals), Adrian Thompson (vocals), Maurice B. Cochrane (keyboards), Marco Canepa (director), Kasia Elsner (lute), Judith Evans (bass), Alison Bury (concert master conductor), Rachel Isserlis (violin), Sarah Bealby-Wright (violin), Clare Salaman (violin), Sophie Daneman (soprano), Catherine Robbin (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Purves (baritone), Dominic Kraemer (vocals), Christopher Purves (bass-baritone), Susan Carpenter-Jacobs (violin), Leon King (viola), Rosemary Nalden (viola), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Helen Gough (cello), Timothy Kraemer (cello), Annette Isserlis (viola), Ellen O'Dell (violin), Marc Cooper (violin), Fenella Barton (violin)
  • Recorded: 1996-02-17
  • Recording Venue: 13-17 February 1996 / Blackheath Concert Halls, London

Handel: Sarabande from Suite in D minor, HWV437

3:27
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Alexander Briger
  • Recorded: 2002-03-25
  • Recording Venue: 25 March 2002, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV348

18:29
  • Linde Consort, Linde Consort [1]-[22], Cappella Coloniensis [23]-[27]
  • Hans-Martin Linde (director), Hans Martin Linde (featured vocalist)
  • Recorded: 1983-10-15
  • Recording Venue: 12-15 October 1983 / Reformierte Kirche, Arlesheim

I. Overture:Largo-Allegro

3:23

II. Adagio e staccato

2:08

III. [Allegro]

2:31

 Excerpt, Handel: Water Music Suite No. 2 in D major, HWV349

5:11
  • Linde Consort, Linde Consort [1]-[22], Cappella Coloniensis [23]-[27]
  • Hans-Martin Linde (director)
  • Recorded: 1983-10-15
  • Recording Venue: 12-15 October 1983 / Reformierte Kirche, Arlesheim

XII. Alla Hornpipe

4:02

XIII. Minuet

1:09

 Excerpt, Handel: Water Music Suite No. 3 in G major, HWV350

2:33
  • Linde Consort, Linde Consort [1]-[22], Cappella Coloniensis [23]-[27]
  • Hans-Martin Linde (director)
  • Recorded: 1983-10-15
  • Recording Venue: 12-15 October 1983 / Reformierte Kirche, Arlesheim

XVII - Rigaudon

1:21

XIX - Menuet

1:12

 Excerpt, Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351

7:58
  • Capella Coloniensis, Cappella Coloniensis
  • Hans-Martin Linde
  • Hans-Martin Linde (director)
  • Recorded: 1983-06-10
  • Recording Venue: 6-10 June 1983 / Oetkerhalle, Bielefeld

II. Bourrée

2:20

III. Largo alla siciliana

2:49

IV. La Réjouissance

2:49

 Excerpt, Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 3 No. 2 in B flat major, HWV313

6:56
  • Linde Consort
  • Hans-Martin Linde (director)
  • Recorded: 1984-10-13
  • Recording Venue: 5-13 October 1984, Evangelische Kirche, Arlesheim

I. Vivace

2:02

II. Largo

2:32

III. Allegro

2:22

 Excerpt, Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 3 No. 4a in F Major, HWV315

4:13
  • Linde Consort
  • Hans-Martin Linde (director)
  • Recorded: 1984-10-13
  • Recording Venue: 5-13 October 1984 / Evangelische Kirche, Arlesheim

II. Andante

2:36

III. Allegro

1:37

Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 4 in A minor, HWV322

10:21
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra
  • Jeffrey Tate, Karl Jenkins
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Nicholas McGegan, Pasi Hyökki (director), Hariolf Schlichtig (viola), Christoph Poppen (violin), Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
  • Recorded: 1997-02-28
  • Recording Venue: 25-28 February 1997 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Larghetto affetuoso

2:43

II. Allegro

2:37

III. Largo e piano

2:24

IV. Allegro

2:37

Handel: Trio Sonata in G major Op. 5 No. 4: II. A tempo ordinario - Allegro non presto

3:57
  • Il seminario Musicale
  • Gérard Lesne
  • Recorded: 1990-10-31
  • Recording Venue: October 1990 / Chapelle de la Légion d'Honneur, Saint-Denis

Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)

2:47
  • Taverner Players
  • Andrew Parrott
  • Recorded: 1987-06-30
  • Recording Venue: April & June 1987 / No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Handel: Arminio, ACT I: Ouverture

3:15
  • Il Complesso Barocco
  • Alan Curtis
  • Vivica Genaux (mezzo-soprano), Riccardo Ristori (bass), Alan Curtis (director), Dominique Labelle (soprano), Luigi Petroni (tenor), Geraldine McGreevy (soprano), Labelle (soprano), Riccardo Ristori (Bass) (bass), Manuela Custer (mezzo-soprano), Sytse Buwalda (tenor)
  • Recorded: 2000-08-02
  • Recording Venue: 28 July - 2 August 2000 / Teatro dei Rozzi, Siena

 Excerpt, Handel: Sonata in D major for violin and continuo, HWV371, Op. 1 No. 13

5:48
  • William Christie
  • Hiro Kurosaki (violin), William Christie (harpsichord), William Christie (organ)
  • Recorded: 2002-09-06
  • Recording Venue: 4-6 September 2002 / Chapelle de Jésus Enfant (Paroisse Saint Clotilde), Paris

I. Affetuoso

3:07

II. Allegro

2:41

 Excerpt, Handel: Sonata in D major for violin and continuo, HWV371, Op. 1 No. 13

6:41
  • William Christie
  • Hiro Kurosaki (violin), William Christie (harpsichord), William Christie (organ)
  • Recorded: 2002-09-06
  • Recording Venue: 4-6 September 2002 / Chapelle de Jésus Enfant (Paroisse Saint Clotilde), Paris

III. Larghetto

3:11

IV. Allegro

3:30

Handel: Organ Concerto No. 10 in D minor, HWV309, Op. 7 No. 4

15:54
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Bob van Asperen
  • Bob van Asperen (director), Bob van Asperen (organ)
  • Recorded: 1996-02-16
  • Recording Venue: 16-18 February 1996 / Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London

I. Adagio

4:28

II. Allegro così così

4:55

III. Ad libitum (Air from Suite III, Suites de pieces pour clavecin)

3:05

IV. Allegro

3:26

Handel: Suite No. 4 in E minor HWV 429 (1996 Digital Remaster): Sarabande (Allegretto con moto)

4:51
  • Andrei Gavrilov (piano)
  • Recorded: 1979-07-08
  • Recording Venue: 30 June & 1/7/8 July 1979: recorded live at the Tours Festival, Château de Marcilly-sur-Maulne

Handel: Keyboard Suite, HWV 430 in E major 'The Harmonious Blacksmith': Air & Variations

4:23
  • Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
  • Recorded: 1979-07-08
  • Recording Venue: 30 June & 1/7/8 July 1979: recorded live at the Tours Festival, Château de Marcilly-sur-Maulne

Handel: Concerto En Si Bémol Majeur Pour Harpe Et Cordes Op.4 N°6 : I Andante - Allegro

4:36
  • Orchestre De Chambre De Toulouse
  • Louis Auriacombe
  • Louis Auriacombe - Orch De Chambre Toulouse - Lily Laskine - Pierre Pierlot, Lily Laskine (harp), Pierre Pierlot (oboe)
  • Recorded: 1963-01-01

Handel: Alexander's Feast (2002 Digital Remaster), Part 1

6:35
  • English Chamber Orchestra, Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Philip Ledger
  • Helen Donath (soprano), Sally Burgess (mezzo-soprano), Robert Tear (vocals), Sally Burgess (soprano), Thomas Allen (bass), Thomas Allen (bass-baritone)
  • Recorded: 1978-06-28
  • Recording Venue: Kings College Chapel

The list`ning crowd

2:02

He chose a mournful Muse

1:27

He sung Darius, great and good

3:06

Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV258 'Zadok the Priest'

6:07
  • English Chamber Orchestra, Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Philip Ledger
  • Recorded: 1982-07-23
  • Recording Venue: 21 - 23 July 1982, Chapel of Kings College, Cambridge

Handel: Messiah HWV56: Overture (Grave - Allegro moderato)

3:36
  • Taverner Players
  • Andrew Parrott
  • Dame Emma Kirkby/Emily Van Evera/Margaret Cable/James Bowman/Joseph Cornwell/David Thomas/Andrew Parrott
  • Recorded: 1989-05-31
  • Recording Venue: April 1988 & May 1989 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Part One

11:17
  • Taverner Players, Taverner Choir
  • Andrew Parrott
  • Joseph Cornwell (tenor)
  • Recorded: 1988-04-30
  • Recording Venue: April 1988, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

"Comfort ye my people" (Tenor)

3:20

"Ev'ry valley shall be exalted" (Tenor)

3:46

"For unto us a child is born" (Chorus)

4:11

Handel: Messiah, Part Two: He was despised (alto)

11:46
  • Taverner Players, Taverner Choir
  • Andrew Parrott
  • Margaret Cable (vocals), Emma Kirkby (soprano), Emily van Evera (soprano), Joseph Cornwell (tenor), James Bowman (counter-tenor), David Thomas (bass)
  • Recorded: 1988-04-30
  • Recording Venue: April 1988, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Handel: Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

3:59
  • Taverner Players, Taverner Choir
  • Andrew Parrott
  • Recorded: 1989-05-31
  • Recording Venue: April 1988 & May 1989 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Handel: Messiah, Part Three: The trumpet shall sound (bass)

8:51
  • Taverner Choir, Taverner Players
  • Andrew Parrott
  • David Thomas (bass), Joseph Cornwell (tenor), Emily van Evera (soprano), Emma Kirkby (soprano), Margaret Cable (vocals), James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 1988-04-30
  • Recording Venue: April 1988, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Handel: Israel in Eygpt, Part 1

8:43
  • Taverner Players, Taverner Choir
  • Andrew Parrott
  • Emily Van Evera/Timothy Wilson/Anthony Rolfe Johnson/David Thomas/Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott
  • Recorded: 1989-09-11
  • Recording Venue: 31 Aug and 1-5 & 9-11 Sept 1989, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Lamentation of the Israelites: Overture (Largo assai)

2:17

Lamentation of the Israelites: The sons of Israel do mourn

6:26

Handel: Oratorio per la Resurrezione di Nostro Signor Gesù Cristo, HWV 47, Prima parte: Aria: Così la tortorella (S. Giovanni)

4:15
  • Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Toby Spence (tenor)
  • Recorded: 2009-04-18
  • Recording Venue: Recorded live at the Opéra de Lille, 15, 17 & 18 April 2009

Handel: Oratorio per la Resurrezione di Nostro Signor Gesù Cristo, HWV 47, Seconda parte: Aria: Per me già di morire (Maddalena)

5:52
  • Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Kate Royal (soprano)
  • Recorded: 2009-04-18
  • Recording Venue: Recorded live at the Opéra de Lille, 15, 17 & 18 April 2009

Handel: Samson HWV57: Total eclipse

3:37
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Harry Bicket
  • Ian Bostridge (vocals)
  • Recorded: 2006-10-05
  • Recording Venue: 2nd-5th October 2006; Abbey Road Studios, London

Handel: Jephtha HWV70: Waft Her Angels

4:39
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Harry Bicket
  • Ian Bostridge (vocals)
  • Recorded: 2006-10-05
  • Recording Venue: 2nd-5th October 2006; Abbey Road Studios, London

Handel: Joshua HWV64: O had I Jubal's lyre

2:45
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner
  • Kathleen Battle (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1988-07-01
  • Recording Venue: 5-6 November 1987 & 27 June - 1July 1988, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

 Excerpt, Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232

8:37
  • Le Concert d'Astrée, Choeur du Concert d'Astrée
  • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Natalie Dessay (soprano), Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano)
  • Recorded: 2006-10-29
  • Recording Venue: Paris, Paroisse Notre Dame du Liban, 26-29 October 2006

"Dixit Dominus Domino meo" (Chorus)

5:17

"De torrente in via bibet" (Sopranos I & II, chorus)

3:20

Handel: Il Delirio Amoroso, HWV 99: "Per te lasciai la luce"

9:38
  • Le Concert d'Astrée, Le Concert d’Astrée
  • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Natalie Dessay (soprano)
  • Recorded: 2005-08-30
  • Recording Venue: Couvent des Dominicains de Haute-Alsace, Guebwiller (France), 17, 19, 20 & 30 VI, 3 VII 2005 - Paris (XI°), église du Bon Secours, 29 & 30 VIII 2005

Handel: Lucrezia HWV 32: Aria: Il suol che preme

2:53
  • Les Basses Réunies
  • Véronique Gens (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1997-10-21
  • Recording Venue: 21 October 1997 / Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris

Handel: Armida abbandonata HWV105: Aria: In tanti affermi miei

3:50
  • Les Basses Réunies
  • Véronique Gens (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1997-10-21
  • Recording Venue: 5-8 November 1996 / Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris

Handel: Agrippina condotta a morire HWV110: Scena: Come, o Dio! bramo la morte

6:13
  • Les Basses Réunies
  • Véronique Gens (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1997-10-21
  • Recording Venue: 5-8 November 1996 / Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris

Handel: Conservate, raddioppiate, HWV185

4:27
  • Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Brian Asawa (counter-tenor), Laura Mónica Pustilnik (lute), Atushi Sakaï (violoncello), Brian Feehan (lute), Emmanuelle Haïm (organ), Emmanuelle Haïm (harpsichord), Emmanuelle Haïm (director), Paul Agnew (tenor), Anna Maria Panzarella (soprano), Le Concert d’Astrée (featured vocalist), Laura Claycomb (soprano), Véronique Gens (soprano), Natalie Dessay (soprano), Juanita Lascarro (soprano), Marijana Mijanovic (mezzo-soprano), Sara Mingardo (vocals), Patricia Petibon (soprano)
  • Recorded: 2002-03-14
  • Recording Venue: 28 May, 30 July - 3 August 2002 & 14 March 2002 / Eglise évangélique luthérienne de Bon-Secours, Paris

Conservate, raddoppiate

1:50

"Nodi voi, che gli stringeste"

2:37

Handel: Caro autor di mia doglia, arcadian duet HWV 182a

8:18
  • Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Emmanuelle Haïm (solo harpsichord), Paul Agnew (tenor), Patricia Petibon (soprano), Emmanuelle Haïm (director), Atushi Sakaï (violoncello), Laura Mónica Pustilnik (lute), Brian Feehan (lute), Emmanuelle Haïm (organ), Sara Mingardo (vocals), Emmanuelle Haïm (harpsichord), Anna Maria Panzarella (soprano), Le Concert d’Astrée (performed by), Véronique Gens (soprano), Laura Claycomb (soprano), Juanita Lascarro (soprano), Marijana Mijanovic (mezzo-soprano), Natalie Dessay (soprano), Brian Asawa (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 2002-03-14
  • Recording Venue: 28 May, 30 July - 3 August 2001 & 14 March 2002 / Eglise évangélique luthérienne de Bon-Secours, Paris

"Caro autor di mia doglia"

2:19

"No, che d'altrui che di te"

2:03

"Dagli amori flagellata"

3:56

Handel: Fra l’ombre e gl’orrori (from Aci, Galatea e Polifemo)

6:08
  • Laurent Naouri (bass-baritone), Sara Mingardo (vocals), Sandrine Piau (soprano), Emmanuelle Haïm (lead vocals), Le Concert d’Astrée (performed by)
  • Recorded: 2002-12-31
  • Recording Venue: 26-31 December 2002, Orchestre Nationale d'Ile de France, Alfortville, France

Handel: Semele (1744), Air de Juno: Act II, scene 1 - Hence, Iris Hence away

3:39
  • Les Talens Lyriques
  • Christophe Rousset
  • Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
  • Recorded: 2008-04-22
  • Recording Venue: 18, 19 & 22 April, 2008. Bruxelles, Theatre de la Monnaie

Handel: Acis and Galatea HWV49b: Happy We

2:41
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Harry Bicket
  • Ian Bostridge (vocals), Kate Royal (soprano)
  • Recorded: 2006-10-05
  • Recording Venue: 2nd-5th October 2006; Abbey Road Studios, London

Handel: The Choice of Hercules (2002 Digital Remaster): Yet can I hear that dulcet lay

3:41
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Philip Ledger
  • Helen Watts (vocals), Robert Tear (vocals), James Bowman (vocals), Heather Harper (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1974-12-10
  • Recording Venue: King`s College Chapel, Cambridge

Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo a del Disinganno, Oratorio in two parts HWV 46 a (1707), Part One

8:59
  • Le Concert d'Astrée, Le Concert d’Astrée
  • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Sonia Prina (vocals), Pavol Breslik (vocals), Natalie Dessay (soprano), Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano)
  • Recorded: 2006-01-19
  • Recording Venue: 9-14 March 2004 & 12-19 January 2006, F-Paris, Ircam

Duo: "Il voler nel fior degl'anni" (Bellezza / Piacere)

5:01

Aria: "Un pensiero nemico di pace" (Bellezza)

3:58

Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo a del Disinganno, Oratorio in two parts HWV 46 a (1707), Part Two: Aria: "Lasci la spina" (Piacere)

6:29
  • Le Concert d'Astrée, Le Concert d’Astrée
  • Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Sonia Prina (vocals), Pavol Breslik (vocals), Natalie Dessay (soprano), Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano)
  • Recorded: 2006-01-19
  • Recording Venue: 9-14 March 2004 & 12-19 January 2006, F-Paris, Ircam
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