HANDEL Solomon McCreesh

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G. F. HANDEL

Solomon
Scholl · Dam-Jensen · Gritton
Hagley · Bickley · Agnew · Harvey
Gabrieli Consort and Players
Paul McCreesh
Int. Release 04 Jan. 1999
3 CDs / Download
0289 459 6882 7 3 CDs DDD AH3
ARCHIV Produktion


Track List

CD 1: Handel: Solomon HWV 67

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Solomon HWV 67

Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Act 1

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Peter Harvey, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Inger Dam-Jensen, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Inger Dam-Jensen, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Inger Dam-Jensen, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Total Playing Time 1:01:34

CD 2: Handel: Solomon HWV 67

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Solomon HWV 67

Act 2

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Peter Harvey, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Alison Hagley, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Alison Hagley, Susan Bickley, Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Bickley, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Alison Hagley, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Alison Hagley, Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Alison Hagley, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Total Playing Time 50:52

CD 3: Handel: Solomon HWV 67

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Solomon HWV 67

Act 3

1.
0:00
2:54

Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Gritton, Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Peter Harvey, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Paul Agnew, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Gritton, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Susan Gritton, Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Total Playing Time 48:29

The first complete recording of a masterly oratorio with an inspired cast - vocally and dramatically compelling. The orchestral playing is as fine as Gardiner's, the choral singing even better.

. . . Susan Gritton, the Queen of Sheba on Paul McCreesh's 1998 recording, has an apt hint of dusk in her tone; and her hypnotic singing of her farewell aria is one of the highpoints of the whole performance. In this, the first complete "Salomon" on disc, McCreesh vindicates the inclusion of such numbers as Zadok's picturesque "See the tall palm" (nimbly sung by Paul Agnew), the Queen of Sheba's gavotte-like opening aria, and "The name of the wicked"; which rather than being "the work of a tired brain" (Winton Dean) emerges, delightfully, as an insouciant, even mischievous, "jeu d'esprit".