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Lorraine at Emmanuel ()

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composed by George Frederick Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach

Given her artistic significance, the discography that mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson left at her death in 2006 was not large, so it's heartening when new recordings of her work appear. This recital was taken from live recordings she made with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, the ensemble-in-residence at Emmanuel Church, Boston, between 1992 and 1999, and includes arias from two Bach cantatas and extended excerpts from Handel's musical drama Hercules. The performances rank among Hunt Lieberson's finest on disc. She ...

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  1. Cantata No. 30, "Freue dich, erlöste Schar," BWV 30 (BC A178): Kommt ihr angefochtnen Sünder
  2. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Scene 1. O Hercules! Why art thou absent from me?
  3. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Scene 1. The world when day?s career is run
  4. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Scene 2. Then I am lost! O dreadful oracle!
  5. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Scene 2. Then in myrtle shades reclined
  6. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Scene 3. Ye lying omens, hence!
  7. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Scene 3. Begone, my fears, fly, hence, away
  8. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Scene 2. It must be so! fame speaks aloud my wrongs
  9. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Scene 2. When beauty sorrow?s liv?ry wears
  10. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Scene 5. O glorious pattern of heroic deeds!
  11. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Scene 5. Resign thy club and lion?s spoils
  12. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Scene 6. Cease, ruler of the day, to rise
  13. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Scene 8. Joys of freedom, joys of pow?r
  14. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Scene 3. Mad scene: Where shall I fly? Where hide this guilty head?
  15. Cantata No. 33, "Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ," BWV 33 (BC A127): Wie fürchstamm wankten meine Schritte
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Lorraine at Emmanuel
2008, Avie

UPC: 822252213027

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