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Handel: Arias

Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Joan Sutherland (soprano), William Herbert (tenor), Hervey Alan (bass), Forbes Robinson (bass)

An earlier generation of superb Handelians, led by Joan Sutherland, Bernadette Greevy’s opulent contralto, William Herbert’s textured tenor and the refulgent basses of Hervey Alan and Forbes... More…

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Contents

 Excerpt, Handel: Ottone, Re di Germania

6:51
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Raymond Leppard (director)
  • Recorded: 1965-10-26
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Vieni O Figlio

6:51

Handel: Partenope / Act 1

5:30
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Raymond Leppard (director)
  • Recorded: 1965-10-26
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Voglio dire

5:30

 Excerpt, Handel: Alexander Balus

3:41
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Raymond Leppard (director)
  • Recorded: 1965-10-26
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Convey Me To Some Peaceful Shore

3:41

Handel: Alcina / Act 2

3:04
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Raymond Leppard (director)
  • Recorded: 1965-10-26
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Verdi prati, selve amene

3:04

 Excerpt, Handel: Ottone, Re di Germania

3:43
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Raymond Leppard (director)
  • Recorded: 1965-10-26
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

La speranza e giunta

3:43

Handel: Admeto / Act 1

5:13
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Raymond Leppard (director)
  • Recorded: 1965-10-26
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Cangio d'aspetto (How changed the vision)

5:13

Handel: Rodelinda, HWV 34 / Act 1

4:19
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Raymond Leppard (director)
  • Recorded: 1965-10-26
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"Dove sei, amato bene?"

4:19

Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act 2

4:47
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Raymond Leppard (director)
  • Recorded: 1965-10-26
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"Lascia ch'io pianga"

4:47

Handel: Atalanta / Act 1

2:38
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Raymond Leppard (director)
  • Recorded: 1965-10-26
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Care selve

2:38

Handel: Cantata: Clori, Tirsi e Fileno 'Cor fedele' Dramatic Cantata, HMV96 (1707)

5:05
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Raymond Leppard (director)
  • Recorded: 1965-10-26
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

La Rondinella

5:05
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Handel: Alcina, HWV 34 / Act 1

5:17
  • Philomusica of London
  • Anthony Lewis
  • Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1958-03
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Tornami a vagheggiar

5:17

Handel: Alcina, HWV 34 / Act 2

10:50
  • Philomusica of London
  • Anthony Lewis
  • Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1958-03
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

"Ah! Ruggiero crudel - Ombre pallide"

10:50

Handel: Giulio Cesare / Act 2

4:44
  • New Symphony Orchestra of London
  • Richard Bonynge
  • Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1963-07-03
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"V'adoro, pupille"

4:44

Handel: Giulio Cesare / Act 3

5:36
  • New Symphony Orchestra of London
  • Richard Bonynge
  • Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1963-07-03
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Da tempeste il legno infranto

5:36

Handel: Samson HWV 57 / Act 2

5:14
  • New Symphony Orchestra of London
  • Richard Bonynge
  • Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1963-06-07
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

"With Plaintive Note"

5:14

Handel: Samson HWV 57 / Act 3

5:52
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
  • Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano), Harry Dilley (trumpet)
  • Recorded: 1960-08-15
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"Let The Bright Seraphim"

5:52

Handel: Esther, HWV 50 / Scene 2

5:42
  • Philomusica of London
  • Anthony Lewis
  • William Herbert (tenor)
  • Recorded: 1958-03
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

"Tune Your Harps To Cheerful Strains"

5:42

Handel: Esther, HWV 50 / Scene 6

3:32
  • Philomusica of London
  • Anthony Lewis
  • Hervey Alan (bass)
  • Recorded: 1958-03
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

"Turn Not, O Queen, Thy Face Away"

3:32

Handel: Alexander's Feast, HWV.75 / Pt. 2

8:06
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Forbes Robinson (bass), Philip Ledger (director & harpsichord)
  • Recorded: 1966-09-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"Revenge, Revenge, Timotheus Cries" - "Behold, A Ghastly Band"

8:06

 Excerpt, Handel: Ezio, HWV29

3:45
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Forbes Robinson (bass), Philip Ledger (director)
  • Recorded: 1966-09-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"Se un bell'ardire"

3:45

Handel: Susanna, HWV 66 / Act 1

2:59
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Forbes Robinson (bass), Philip Ledger (director & harpsichord)
  • Recorded: 1966-09-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Peace Crown'd With Roses

2:59

Handel: Hercules, HWV 60 / Act 1

3:54
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Forbes Robinson (bass), Philip Ledger (director & harpsichord)
  • Recorded: 1966-09-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

The God Of Battle Quits The Bloody Field

3:54

Handel: Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 / Act 2

4:37
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Forbes Robinson (bass), Philip Ledger (director & harpsichord), Philip Ledger (director)
  • Recorded: 1966-09-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

O Ruddier Than The Cherry

4:37

Handel: Theodora, HWV 68 / Pt. 2

2:34
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Forbes Robinson (bass), Philip Ledger (director & harpsichord)
  • Recorded: 1966-09-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Aria: "Wide Spread His Name" (Valens) - Sc.1

2:34

Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Pt. 1

5:08
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Forbes Robinson (bass), Philip Ledger (director & harpsichord)
  • Recorded: 1966-09-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

I Feel The Deity Within... Arm, Arm Ye Brave

5:08

Handel: Berenice, HWV 38 / Act 2

4:46
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Forbes Robinson (bass), Philip Ledger (director & harpsichord)
  • Recorded: 1966-09-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"Sì, tra i ceppi"

4:46

Handel: Semele, HWV 58 / Act 3

6:23
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Forbes Robinson (bass), Philip Ledger (director & harpsichord)
  • Recorded: 1966-09-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Leave Me, Loathsome Light

6:23

Handel: Alcina, HWV 34 / Act 2

5:06
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Forbes Robinson (bass), Philip Ledger (director & harpsichord)
  • Recorded: 1966-09-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"Pensa a chi geme"

5:06

Handel: Samson, HWV 57 / Act 2

5:55
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Forbes Robinson (bass), Philip Ledger (director & harpsichord)
  • Recorded: 1966-09-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Honour And Arms Scorn Such A Foe

5:55
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