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George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet Music ()

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composed by George Frederick Handel

This six-disc set of music by George Frederick Handel presents an unlikely combination of genres: the oratorio L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; the opera Tamerlano; and ballet music from Alcina, Il pastor fido, and Terpsichore. Each is surely a masterpiece in its form, but it is odd to have such heterodox works grouped together. Aside from the composer, the common thread here is conductor John Eliot Gardiner with his orchestra, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Monteverdi Choir. Baroque specialist Gardiner turns ...

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  1. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Hence loathed Melancholy
  2. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Hence vain deluding joyes
  3. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Come, thou Goddess
  4. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Come, rather, Goddess
  5. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Haste thee, nymph
  6. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Haste thee, nymph
  7. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Come, and trip it
  8. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Come, pensive nun
  9. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Come, but keep thy wonted state - Join with thee
  10. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Hence, loathed Melancholy - And if I give thee honour due
  11. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. First and chief, on golden wing
  12. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. If I give thee honour due
  13. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Oft on a plat of rising ground
  14. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Far from all resort of Mirth
  15. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. If I give thee honour due
  16. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Straight mine eye
  17. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 1. Or let the merry bells - And young and old come
  18. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. Hence, vain deluding joys
  19. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. Thus night oft see me
  20. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. Populous cities
  21. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. There let Hymen oft appear
  22. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. Me, when the sun begins to fling
  23. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. I'll to the well-trod stage anon
  24. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. And ever against eating cares
  25. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. Orpheus' self may heave his head
  26. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. These delights if thou canst give
  27. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. But let my due feet never fail
  28. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. There let the pealing organ blow - And let their sweetness
  29. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 2. May at last my weary age - These pleasures, Melancholy, give
  30. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 3. Hence, boast not - All this company serene
  31. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 3. Come, with gentle hand restrain
  32. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 3. No more short life
  33. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 3. As steals the morn upon the night
  34. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: Part 3. Thy pleasures, Moderation, give
  35. Tamerlano, opera, HWV 18: Ouverture
  36. Tamerlano, opera, HWV 18: Menuet
  37. Tamerlano, opera, HWV 18: Act 1. Recitativo. Esci, oh Signo
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George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet Music
2009, Warner Classics

UPC: 825646962082

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