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Best Handel 50

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composed by George Frederick Handel

Virgin Classics' 2011 compilation Best Handel 50 is a generous triple-disc package that provides a broad sampling of the works of George Frederick Handel, one of the titans of Baroque music. Each disc represents a different aspect of Handel's prodigious output: disc 1 presents arias from the Italian operas, which brought Handel his first fortune and fame in England; disc 2 draws on his orchestral and instrumental works, including the Water Music and the Music for the Royal Fireworks; and disc 3 offers vocal and choral ...

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  1. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga
  2. Ariodante, opera, HWV 33: Scherza infida
  3. Arianna in Creta, opera, HWV 32: Qui ti sfido, o mostro infame!
  4. Radamisto, opera, HWV 12: Ombra cara di mia sposa
  5. Orlando, opera, HWV 31: Verdi allori
  6. Arminio, opera, HWV 36: Duri lacci, voi non sieste
  7. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fù
  8. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Cara speme
  9. Teseo, opera, HWV 9: Dolce riposo
  10. Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Tornami a vagheggiar
  11. Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Ombre pallide
  12. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Son nata a lagrimar
  13. Air (Sarabande) in E major, HWV 425
  14. Water Music Suite No. 1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Overture: Largo - Allegro
  15. Water Music Suite No. 1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Adagio e staccato
  16. Water Music Suite No. 1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: (Allegro)
  17. Water Music Suite No. 1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Air
  18. Water Music Suite No. 1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Bourrée
  19. Water Music Suite No. 1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Hornpipe
  20. Water Music Suite No. 1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: (Allegro moderato)
  21. Water Music Suite No. 2 for orchestra in D major, HWV 349: Alla Hornpipe
  22. Water Music Suite No. 2 for orchestra in D major, HWV 349: Minuet
  23. Water Music Suite No. 3 for orchestra in G major, HWV 350: Rigaudon
  24. Water Music Suite No. 3 for orchestra in G major, HWV 350: Menuet
  25. Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351: Bourrée
  26. Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351: La Paix
  27. Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351: La Réjouissance
  28. Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.3/2, HWV 313
  29. Concerto Grosso in F major, Op.3/4a, HWV 315: Andante
  30. Concerto Grosso in F major, Op.3/4a, HWV 315: Allegro
  31. Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op.6/4, HWV 322
  32. Trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo in G major, Op. 5/4, HWV 399: A tempo ordinario - Allegro non presto
  33. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  34. Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, No.5 in E major ("The Harmonious Blacksmith"), HWV 430: Aria con variazioni: The Harmonius Blacksmith
  35. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258
  36. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Comfort ye my people
  37. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: He was despised
  38. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah!
  39. Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54: The sons of Israel do mourn
  40. La Resurrezione, oratorio, HWV 47: Così la tortorella
  41. Dixit Dominus, hymn for soloists, chorus & orchestra in G minor, HWV 232: Dixit Dominus Domino meo
  42. Dixit Dominus, hymn for soloists, chorus & orchestra in G minor, HWV 232: De torrente in via bibet
  43. Conservate, raddopiate, duet for soprano, alto & continuo, HWV 185: Conservate, raddoppiate
  44. Conservate, raddopiate, duet for soprano, alto & continuo, HWV 185: Nodi voi, che gli stringeste
  45. Il Delirio Amoroso (Da Quel Giorno Fatale), cantata for soprano & instruments, HWV 99: Per te lasciai la luce
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Best Handel 50
2011, Warner Classics

UPC: 5099907082221

CD

Best Handel 50
2011, Warner Classics

UPC: 400000030562

CD

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