The Handel Institute

Handel Recordings for
David Vickers's Desert Island

(in no particular order)

Carmelite Vespers Carmelite Vespers
Includes:
- Dixit Dominus (HWV 232)
- Laudate, pueri (HWV 237)
- Te decus virgineum (HWV 243)
- Nisi Dominus (HWV 238)
- Haec est regina virginum (HWV 235)
- Saeviat tellus (HWV 240)
- Salve Regina (HWV 241)
Jill Feldman, Emma Kirkby, Emily Van Evera, Margaret Cable, Mary Nichols, Joseph Cornwell, David Thomas
Taverner Choir & Players (period instruments)
Andrew Parrott (conductor)
Virgin Veritas 5 61579-2; 2 CDs
(Originally released in 1989 by EMI Records Ltd. Re-released in 1999 by Virgin Classics Ltd.)

 

Rodelinda Rodelinda (HWV 19)
Rodelina: Dominique Labelle
Bertardio: Robin Blaze
Grimoaldo: Iain Paton
Eduige: Ewa Wolak
Unulfo: Cécile van de Sant
Garibaldo: Andrew Foster
Flavio: Arne Kolb/Fabian Lindhorst

Concerto Köln (period instruments)
Nicholas McGegan (conductor)
Göttingen Handel Society production; 3 CDs
- only available to members of the Göttingen Handel Society -
(Live recording from the 2000 International Göttingen Handel Festival)

 

Alexander's Feast Alexander's Feast (HWV 75)
Nancy Argenta, Ian Partridge, Michael George
The Sixteen Choir
The Sixteen Orchestra (period instruments)
Harry Christophers (conductor)
Collins Classics COL 7016; 2 CDs
(Originally released in 1992. After Collins Classics closed its doors, the Musical Heritage Society re-issued it in 1998 under catalog number 525259X.)

 

 

Alcina Alcina (HWV 34)
Alcina: Arleen Augér
Morgana: Eiddwen Harrhy
Ruggiero: Della Jones
Bradamante: Kathleen Kuhlmann
Oberto: Patrizia Kwella
Oronte: Maldwyn Davies
Melisso: John Tomlinson

Opera Stage Chorus
City of London Baroque Sinfonia (period instruments)
Richard Hickox (conductor)
EMI Records. CDS 7 49771 2; 3 CDs
(Recorded in 1985.)

 

Saul Saul (HWV 53)
Saul: Gregory Reinhart
David: Matthias Koch
Jonathan: John Elwes
Michal: Vaslikia Jezovsek
Merab: Simone Kermes
High Priest, Witch, Abner, Amalekite: Johannes Kalpers
Samuel: Michail Schelomjanski
Doeg: Stefan Meier

Kölner Kammerchor
Collegium Cartusianum (period instruments)
Peter Neumann (conductor)
Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 332 0801-2; 3 CDs
(Recorded in 1997.)

 

Messiah (HWV 56)
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Carolyn Watkinson, Paul Elliott, David Thomas
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Academy of Ancient Music (period instruments)
Christopher Hogwood (conductor)
L'Oiseau Lyre (Decca) 2OH 430-488; 2 CDs
(Recorded circa 1980.)

 

 

 

Belshazzar Belshazzar (HWV 61)
Belshazzar: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson
Nitocris: Arleen Augér
Daniel: James Bowman
Cyrus: Catherine Robbin
Gobrias: David Wilson-Johnson
Arioch: Nicholas Robertson
Messenger: Richard Wistreich

Choir of The English Concert
The English Concert (period instruments)
Trevor Pinnock (conductor)
DG/Archiv Produktion 431 793-2; 3 CDs
(Recorded in 1990.)

 

Solomon Solomon (HWV 67)
Solomon: Andreas Scholl
Solomon's Queen: Inger Dam-Jensen
First Harlot: Alison Hagley
Second Harlot: Susan Bickley
Queen of Sheba: Susan Gritton
Zadok, the High Priest: Paul Agnew
A Levite: Peter Harvey

Gabrieli Consort & Players (period instruments)
Paul McCreesh (conductor)
DG/Archiv Produktion 459 688-2; 3 CDs
(Recorded in 1998.)

 

Orlando (HWV 31)
Orlando: James Bowman
Angelica: Arlene Auger
Medoro: Catherine Robbins
Dorinda: Emma Kirkby
Zoroastro: David Thomas

The Academy of Ancient Music (period instruments)
Christopher Hogwood (conductor)
L'Oiseau Lyre (Decca) 430 845-2; 3 CDs
(Recorded in 1989 & 1990.)
 

 

Tamerlano (HWV 18)
Tamerlano: Derek Ragin
Bajazet: Nigel Robson
Astéria: Nancy Argenta
Andronicus: Michael Chance
Irene: Jane Findlay
Léon: René Schirrer

English Baroque Soloists (period instruments)
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Erato 2292-45408-2; 3 CDs
(Recorded in 1985.)
 

 

Water Music (HWV 348-350)
Suite from 'Il pastor fido', version 2 from 1734 (HWV 8c)
Tafelmusik (period instruments)
Jeanne Lamon (conductor)
Sony Classical Vivarte SK 68257
(Recorded in 1995.)

 

 

 

 

Music for the Royal Fireworks (HWV 351)
Concerti a due cori (HWV 332-334)
Tafelmusik (period instruments)
Jeanne Lamon (conductor)
Sony Classical Vivarte SK 63073
(Recorded in 1997.)

 

 

 

 

Organ Concertos
Opus 4 & 7
Paul Nicholson, organ
with Frances Kelly, harp
The Brandenburg Consort (period instruments)
Roy Goodman (conductor)
Hyperion Records Ltd. CDA67291/2; 2 CDs
(Recorded in 1996.)

 

 

 

L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (HWV 55)
Michael Ginn, soprano
Patrizia Kwella, soprano
Marie McLaughlin, soprano
Jennifer Smith, soprano
Maldwyn Davies, tenor
Martyn Hill, tenor
Stephen Varcoe, bass

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists (period instruments)
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Erato 2292-45377-2; 2 CDs
(Recorded in 1980.)

 


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