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Handel's Finest Arias for Base Voice, Vol. 2

Christopher Purves (baritone)

Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

Some of Handel’s greatest music was written for bass-baritones, and in Purves finds its ideal interpreter. More…
  • BBC Music Magazine
    Opera Choice
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    August 2018
    Editor's Choice



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 Excerpt, Handel: Siroe, King of Persia, HWV24

Gelido In Ogni Vena

 Excerpt, Handel: Esther

Turn Not, O Queen, Thy Face Away

 Excerpt, Handel: Athalia

When Storms The Proud

 Excerpt, Handel: Belshazzar

Oh, Memory!

Opprest With Never-Ceasing Grief

 Excerpt, Porpora: Catone

È Ver Che All'Amo Intorno

Handel: Concerto Grosso In F, HWV 315

I. Andante; Allegro; Lentamente

II. Andante

III. Allegro

IV. Minuetto Alternativo

 Excerpt, Handel: Tolomeo, Re di Egitto HWV25

Piangi Pur

 Excerpt, Handel: Athalia

Ah, Canst Thou But Prove Me!

Handel: Nell'Africane selve, HWV 136a

No. 1 Nell'Africane

No. 2 Langue, Trema

No. 3 Nice, Là Fra Confine

No. 4 Chiedo Amore

 Excerpt, Handel: Joshua, HWV 64

The Walls Are Levell'd

See, The Raging Flames Arise

 Excerpt, Handel: Esther

How Art Thou Fall'n From Thy Height!

 Excerpt, Handel: Siroe, King of Persia, HWV24

Tu Di Pietà Mi Spogli

 Excerpt, Handel: Rinaldo

Vieni, O Cara

 Excerpt, Handel: Joshua, HWV 64

Shall I In Mamre's Fertile Plain