The Handel Institute

New CDs and DVDs

A selective list of new commerical recordings featuring Handel's music that have been released recently.
The inclusion of a CD or DVD on this list does not guarantee its availability in all territories; nor does it
indicate our personal recommendation. To purchase CDs see online retailers.


Ottone (HWV 15)
- performance includes additions for Cuzzoni's benefit night (12 March 1723); appendix includes three Senesino arias for the 1726 revival -

Handel Ottone Decca

Max Emanuel Cencic (Ottone; countertenor)
Lauren Snouffer (Teofane; soprano)
Ann Hallenberg (Gismonda; mezzo-soprano)
Anna Starushkevyc (Matilda; alto)
Xavier Sabata (Adalberto; countertenor)
Pavel Kudinov (Emireno; bass)
Il Pomo d'Oro
George Petrou
3 CDs Decca



Occasional Oratorio (HWV 62)

Occasional Oratorio ArmanJulia Doyle (soprano)
Ben Johnson (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Chor des Bayerische Rundfunks
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
2 CDs
BR Klassik


Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (HWV 46a)

Il trionfo del Tempo Erato DVDSabine Devielhe (Bellezza; soprano)
Franco Fagioli (Piacere; countertenor)
Sara Mingardo (Disinganno; alto)
Michael Spyres (Tempo; tenor)
Le Concert d’Astrée
Emmanuelle Haïm
Malgorzata Szczesniak (stage director)
DVD / BluRay
Erato



Water Music (HWV 348-50)

Water Music Accent CummingsFestspielOrchester Göttingen
Laurence Cummings
CD
Accent



Nine German Arias (HWV 202-210)
-
and trio sonatas -

Nine German Arias Batzdorfer Hofkapelle AccentMarie Friederike Schöder (soprano)
Batzdorfer Hofkapelle
CD
Accent



'Pace e Guerra': arias for Bernacchi
- recital of arias for the castrato Bernacchi by Handel (from Lotario and Partenope), Gasparini, Hasse, Pollarolo, Sarro, Torri and Vinci -

Pace e Guerra Bernacchi Tery WeyTerry Wey (countertenor)
Bach Consort Wien
Ruben Dubrovsky
CD
DHM


Arias for Nicolino
- recital of arias for the castrato Nicolino by Handel (from Rinaldo and Amadigi), Scarlatti, Sarro and Pergolesi -

Arias for Nicolino Carlo Vistoli ArcanaCarlo Vistoli (countertenor)
Talenti Vulcanici
Stefano Demicheli
CD
Arcana


Handel arias

Sonya Yoncheva Handel Sony Sonya Yoncheva (soprano)
Academia Montis Regalis
Alessandro de Marchi
CD
Sony


Nine German Arias (HWV 202-210)
-
and arias from Brockes Passion -

Nine German Arias Audite KatschnerIna Siedlaczek (soprano)
Lautten Compagney
Wolfgang Katschner
CD
Audite



Nine German Arias (HWV 202-210)
-
and trio sonatas-

Nine German Arias Florilegium ChannelGillian Keith (soprano)
Florilegium
CD
Channel



'Queens': Handel opera arias

Robert Invernizzi Handel Queens Roberta Invernizzi (soprano)
Accademia Hermans
Fabio Ciofini
CD
Glossa


Theodora (HWV 68)

Theodora Christie EratoKatherine Watson (Theodora; soprano)
Philippe Jaroussky (Didymus; countertenor)
Kresimir Spicer (Septimius; tenor)
Stéphanie d’Oustrac (Irene; mezzo-soprano)
Callum Thorpe (Valens; bass)
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie
Stephen Langridge (stage director)
DVD
Erato


Handel in Ireland, Vol. 1

Handel in Ireland volume 2 Bridget Cunningham Bridget Cunningham (harpsichord)
CD
Signum


Catone
- pasticcio based on an opera by Leo, performed by Handel (London, 1732) but not including any music by him -

Catone Ipata GlossaSonia Prina (Catone; alto)
Roberta Invernizzi (Emilia; soprano)
Riccardo Novaro (Cesare; bass)
Kristina Hammarström (Arbace; mezzo-soprano)
Lucia Cirillo (Marzia; soprano)
Auser Musici
Carlo Ipata
2 CDs
Glossa


Alcina (HWV 35) and Tamerlano (HWV 18)

Alcina Tamerlano Rousset Audi Alpha DVDSandrine Piau (Alcina; soprano); Maite Beaumont (Ruggiero; mezzo-soprano)
Angélique Noldus (Bradamante; alto); Sabina Puértolas (Morgana; soprano)
Daniel Behle (Oronte; tenor); Chloé Briot (Oberto; soprano)
Giovanni Furlanetto (Melisso; bass)
Jeremy Ovenden (Bajazet; tenor); Sophie Kärthauser (Asteria; soprano)
Delphine Galou (Andronico; alto); Christophe Dumaux (Tamerlano; countertenor)
Ann Hallenberg (Irene; mezzo-soprano); Nathan Berg (Leone; bass)
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset
Pierre Audi (stage director)
2 DVDs (Blu-rays)
Alpha


Tu fedel? tu costante? (HWV 171a)
-
premiere recording of recently rediscovered different version of Tu fedel?; also contains six other cantatas -

Tu fedel Handel KoopmanYetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano)
Klaus Mertens (bass)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ton Koopman
CD
Challenge



Susanna (HWV 66)

Cummings SusannaEmily Fons (Susanna; mezzo-soprano)
Christopher Lowery (Joacim; countertenor)
Colin Balzer (First Elder; tenor)
Raimund Nolte (Second Elder / Chelsias; bass)
Ciara Hendrick (Daniel / Attendant; mezzo-soprano)
NDR Choir
Festspiele-Orchester Göttingen
Laurence Cummings
2 CDs (recorded live during the 2015 festival)
Accent



Alexander's Feast (HWV 75)

Alexander's Feast Fra BernardoMiriam Feuersinger (soprano)
Daniel Johannsen (tenor)
Matthias Helm (bass)
Kammerchor Feldkirch
Concerto Stella Matutina
Benjamin Lack
2 CDs
Fra Bernardo


L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (HWV 55)
- live concert recording -

L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato Bach Stiftung St GallenJoanne Lunn (soprano)
Charles Daniels (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
J.S. Bach-Stiftung
Rudolf Lutz
2 CDs
J. S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen

 



'Mitologia'
- recital of arias from mthological stories set by Handel -

Alan Curtis Handel MitologiaChristine Karg (soprano)
Romina Basso (alto)
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis
CD
DHM


Handel in Rome 1707
- Donna che in ciel (HWV 233), Ah che troppo ineguali (HWV 230), Dixit Dominus (HWV 232) -

Handel in Rome 1707 Dixit DominusMaria Espada (soprano)
Ghislieri Choir & Consort
Giulio Prandi
CD
DHM


Apollo e Dafne (HWV 122)
-
and also overture from Il pastor fido (HWV 8a) and two pieces for wind band (HWV 410—411) -

Apollo e Dafne Linn Ensemble MarsyasMhairi Lawson (soprano)
Callum Thomas (Apollo)
Ensemble Marsyas
Peter Whelan
CD
Linn



Messiah (HWV 56)

Messiah Musica Fiorita DolciMiriam Feuersinger (soprano)
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (countertenor)
Dino Lüthy (tenor)
Raitis Grigalis (bass)
Musica Fiorita
Daniela Dolci
2 CDs
Pan Classics


Messiah (HWV 56)
- arranged by Sir Andrew Davis -

Messiah Sir Andrew DavisErin Wall (soprano)
Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano)
Andrew Staples (tenor)
John Relyea (bass)
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis
2 CDs
Chandos


Handel in Italy, Vol. 2
- arias, orchestral music, cantatas and chamber trios -

Handel in Italy Bridget Cunningham Volume 2 Mary Bevan, Sophie Bevan (sopranos)
Benjamin Bevan (bass)
London Early Opera
Bridget Cunningham
CD
Signum


Saul (HWV 53)

Handel Saul Glyndebourne DVDChristopher Purves (Saul; bass)
Iestyn Davies (David; countertenor)
Lucy Crowe (Merab; soprano)
Sophie Bevan (Michal; soprano)
Paul Appleby (Jonathan; tenor)
Benjamin Hulett (High Priest etc.; tenor)
John Graham-Hall (Witch of Endor; tenor)
Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Ivor Bolton
Barrie Kosky (stage director)
DVD Opus Arte


Alcina (HWV 35)

Alcina Erato DVD Patricia Petitbon (Alcina; soprano)
Philippe Jaroussky (Ruggiero; countertenor)
Katarina Bradić (Bradamante; mezzo-soprano)
Anna Prohaska (Morgana; soprano)
Antony Gregory (Oronte; tenor)
Krzysztof Baczyk (Melisso; bass)
Elias Mädler / Lionel Wunsch (Oberto; boy soprano)
Freiburger Barockorchester
Andrea Marcon
Katie Mitchell (stage director)
DVD
Erato


Giulio Cesare in Egitto (HWV 17)

Giuilo Cesare Decca DVDCecilia Bartoli (Cleopatra; soprano)
Andreas Scholl (Giulio Cesare; countertenor)
Anne Sofie von Otter (Cornelia; alto)
Philippe Jaroussky (Sesto; countertenor)
Christophe Dumaux (Tolomeo; countertenor)
Ruben Drole (Achilla; bass)
Jochen Kowalski (Nireno; countertenor)
Il Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini
Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier (stage directors)
DVD
Decca


'Where'er you walk' - arias for Handel's favourite tenor
- a programme of music composed for or sung by John Beard -

Allan Clayton Classical Opera Where'er you walkAllan Clayton (tenor)
Classical Opera
Ian Page
CD
Signum


Arminio (HWV 36)

Handel Arminio Petrou Decca

Max Emanuel Cencic (Arminio; countertenor)
Vince Yi (Sigismondo; countertenor)
Layla Claire (Tusnelda; soprano)
Ruxandra Donose (Ramise; mezzo-soprano)
Petros Magoulas (Segeste; bass)
Juan Sancho (Varo; tenor)
Xavier Sabata (Tullio; countertenor)
Armonia Atenea
George Petrou
2 CDs Decca



Water Music (HWV 348-50)

Water Music Akademie Alte Musik Harmonia MundiAkademie für Alte Musik Berlin
CD
Harmonia Mundi


Coronation Anthems

Coronation Anthems Accent CummingsNDR Chor
FestspielOrchester Göttingen
Laurence Cummings
CD
Accent



Handel at Vauxhall, Vol. 1
- arias and instrumental music by Handel and other composers associated with Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens -

Handel at Vauxhall volume 1 Bridget Cunningham Sophie Bevan, Eleanor Dennis, Kirsty Hopkins (sopranos)
Charles MacDougall, Greg Tassel (tenors)
Benjamin Bevan (bass)
London Early Opera
Bridget Cunningham
CD
Signum


Imeneo (HWV 41)
- Dublin 1742 concert serenata version -

Handel Imeneo Biondi Glossa

Magnus Staveland (Imeneo; tenor)
Ann Hallenberg (Tirinto; mezzo-soprano)
Monica Piccinini (Rosmene; soprano)
Fabrizio Beggi (Argenio; bass)
Cristiana Arcari (Clomiri; soprano)
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi
2 CDs
Glossa



Acis & Galatea (HWV 49a)
- 1718 Cannons version -

Acis and Galatea O'Dette Stubbs BostonTheresa Wakim (Galatea; soprano)
Aaron Sheehan (Acis; tenor)
Jason McStoots (Damon; tenor)
Douglas Williams (Polyphemus; bass)
Zachary Wilder (Corion; tenor)
Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera
Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs
2 CDs
CPO



Arias per la Cuzzoni
- Handel arias sung by Cuzzoni -

Handel Cuzzoni BennaniHasnaa Bennani (soprano)
Les Muffatti
Peter van Heyghen
CD
Ramée


Partenope (HWV 27)
- mostly the February 1730 version; some 1737 variants for Armindo and an appendix featuring the December 1730 alternative final scene -

Handel Partenope Minasi Erato

Karina Gauvin (Partenope; soprano)
Philippe Jaroussky (Arsace; countertenor)
Teresa Iervolino (Rosmira; alto)
Emöke Barath (Armindo; mezzo-soprano)
John Mark Ainsley (Emilio; tenor)
Luca Tittoto (Ormonte; bass)
Il Pomo d'Oro
Riccardo Minasi
3 CDs
Erato


Duetti e Terzetti italiani
- Italian chamber duets and trios -

La Risonanza Duetti TerzettiRoberta Invernizzi (soprano)
Silvia Frigato (mezzo-soprano)
Krystian Adam (tenor)
Thomas E. Bauer (bass)
La Risonanza
1 CD
Glossa


'The Power of Love'
- opera arias -

Amanda Forsythe Power of LoveAmanda Forsythe (soprano)
Apollo's Fire
Jeanette Sorrell
CD
Avie


Agrippina (HWV 6)

Cummings AgrippinaUlrike Schneider (Agrippina; mezzo-soprano)
Christopher Ainslie (Ottone; countertenor)
Ida Falk Winland (Poppea; soprano)
João Fernandes (Claudio, bass)
Jake Arditti (Nerone; countertenor)
Owen Willetts (Narciso, countertenor)
Ross Ramgoblin (Pallante, baritone)
Ronaldo Steiner (Lesbo; baritone)
FestspielOrchester Göttingen
Laurence Cummings
3 CDs (recorded live during the 2015 festival)
Accent


Cantatas Vol. 1
- Spande ancor a mio dispetto (HWV 165); Dalla guerra amorosa (HWV 102a); Nell'Africane selve (HWV 136a); Cuopre tal volta il cielo (HWV 98) -

Contrasto Armonico Handel Cantatas Ayros Volume 2 Mitchell Sandler (bass)
Contrasto Armonico
Marco Vitale
CD
Ayros


Messiah (HWV 56)

Messiah Bayerische Rundfunk ChoirJulia Doyle (soprano)
Lawrenze Zazzo (countertenor)
Steve Davislim (tenor)
Neal Davies (bass)
Bavarian Radio Choir
B'Rock
Peter Dijkstra
2 CDs
BR Klassik


L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (HWV 55)
- bowdlerized version not including 'Il Moderato' -

L'Allegro il Penseroso Mark MorrisSarah-Jane Brandon, Elizabeth Watts (sopranos)
James Gilchrist (tenor)
Andrew Foster-Williams (bass)
Teatro Real Madrid Chorus and Orchestra
Jane Glover
DVD
Bel Air Classiques


Handel in Italy, Vol. 1
- arias, instrumental music and the cantata Cuopre tal volta il cielo (HWV 98) -

Handel in Italy Bridget Cunningham Volume 1 Mary Bevan, Sophie Bevan (sopranos)
Benjamin Bevan (bass)
London Early Opera
Bridget Cunningham
CD
Signum


Handel arias
- recital based on music written by Handel in Italy -

Handel Julia Lezhneva Julia Lezhneva (soprano)
Il Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini
CD
Decca


L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (HWV 55)
- 1740 first performance version, including three concertos -

L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato Paul McCreeshGillian Webster (Penseroso; soprano)
Laurence Kilsby (L'Allegro; boy treble)
Jeremy Ovenden (L'Allegro; tenor)
Ashley Riches (L'Allegro; bass)
Peter Harvey (Moderato; baritone)
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh
2 CDs
Winged Lion

 


Tamerlano (HWV 18)

Leitner Tamerlano[no singer for Bajazet is credited]
Helen Donath (Asteria; soprano)
Kieth Engen (Andronico; bass)
Franz Mazura (Tamerlano; baritone)
Raili Kostia (Irene; alto)
Kari Nurmela (Leone; bass)
Cappella Coloniensis
Ferdinand Leitner
2 CDs (1966 WDR broadcast)
Profil


The Complete Solo sonatas for Wind Instruments

Accent Handel Solo Sonatas for Woodwind Barthold Kuijken (flute)
Peter van Heyghen (recorder)
Marcel Ponseele (oboe)
3 CDs
Accent


Trio sonatas, Op. 5

Banzo Opus 5 Al Ayre Español
Eduardo López Banzo
CD
Challenge Classics


Suites for Harpsichord (volume 3)

Harpsichord Suites on Divine ArtGilbert Rowland (harpsichord)
2 CDs
Divine Art


Joshua (HWV 64)

Cummings JoshuaKenneth Tarver (Joshua; tenor)
Renata Pokupić (Othniel; mezzosoprano)
Anna Dennis (Achsah; soprano)
Tobias Berndt (Caleb; bass)
Joachim Duske (Angel; tenor)
NDR Choir
Festspiele-Orchester Göttingen
Laurence Cummings
2 CDs (recorded live during the 2014 festival)
Accent



My Favourite Instrument
- Concertos, Sonatas and Arias with Oboe -

Handel My Favourite InstrumentXenia Löffler (oboe)
Marie Friederike Schöder (soprano)
Batzdorfer Hofkapelle
CD
Accent

 

 



Utrecht Jubilate (HWV 279)
- part of an imaginaive programme exploring "War and Peace" -

Savall War and PeaceLa Cappella Reial de Catalunya
Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall
2 CDs and book
Alia Vox



Music for Queen Caroline
- includes Handel's The ways of Zion do mourn (anthem for the funeral of Queen Caroline, HWV 264) and 'Caroline' Te Deum (HWV 280) -

Music for Queen CarolineLes Arts Florissants
William Christie
CD
Les Arts Florissants

 



Israel in Egypt (HWV 54)

Israel in Egypt GoodmanJulia Doyle, Maria Valdmaa (sopranos)
David Allsopp (countertenor)
James Gilchrist (tenor)
Roderick Williams, Peter Harvey (basses)
Nederlands Kammerchor
Le Concert Lorrain
Roy Goodman
2 CDs
Etcetera



Joshua (HWV 64)

Cummings Joshua Daniel Johannsen (Joshua; tenor)
Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Othniel; mezzosoprano)
Gerlinde Sämann (Achsah; soprano)
Josef Wagner (Caleb; bass)
Martina Daxböck (Angel; soprano)
Domkantorei St. Pölten / cappella nova graz
L'Orfeo Barockorchester
Otto Kargl
2 CDs (recorded live 7 September 2014)
ORF



Messiah (HWV 56)

Messiah Emmanuelle HaïmGillian Keith (soprano)
Daniel Taylor (countertenor)
Tom Randle (tenor)
Sumner Thompson (bass)
Handel & Haydn Society
Harry Christophers
2 CDs
Coro


A Royal Trio
- opera arias for the Royal Academy of Music by Handel, Bononcini and Ariosti -

Lawrence Zazzo A Royal Trio Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor)
La Nuova Musica
David Bates
CD
Harmonia Mundi USA



Faramondo (HWV 39)

Cummings FaramondoEmily Fons (Faramondo; mezzo-soprano)
Anna Devin (Clotilde; soprano)
Anna Starushkevych (Rosimonda; mez-soprano)
Njål Sparbo (Gustavo; bass)
Maarten Engeltjes (Adolfo; countertenor)
Christopher Lowery (Gerando; countertenor)
Edward Grint (Teobaldo; baritone)
Iryna Dziashko (Childerico; soprano)
FestspielOrchester Göttingen
Laurence Cummings
3 CDs (recorded live during the 2014 festival)
Accent



Messiah (HWV 56)

Messiah Emmanuelle HaïmLucy Crowe (soprano)
Tim Mead (countertenor)
Andrew Staples (tenor)
Christopher Purves (bass)
Le Concert d’Astrée
Emmanuelle Haïm
2 CDs
Erato



Jephtha (HWV 70)

The Sixteen Handel JephthaJames Gilchrist (Jephtha; tenor)
Sophie Bevan (Iphis; soprano)
Robin Blaze (Hamor; countertenor)
Susan Bickley (Storgè; mezzo-soprano)
Matthew Brook (Zebul; bass)
Grace Davison (Angel; soprano)
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers
3 CDs
Coro


Heroes from the shadows
- opera arias, mostly for so-called secondary characters -

Nathalie Stutzmann Handel Heroes from the shadows Nathalie Stutzmann (alto and director)
Orfeo 55
CD
Erato



Arias
- mostly from Ariodante, Alcina and Hercules -

Alice Coote Handel Arias Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)
The English Concert
Harry Bicket
CD
Hyperion



The Triumph of Time and Truth (HWV 71)

Ludus Baroque Triumph of Time and TruthSophie Bevan (Beauty; soprano)
Mary Bevan (Deceit; soprano)
Tim Mead (Counsel; countertenor)
Ed Lyon (Pleasure; tenor)
William Berger (Time; bass)
Ludus Baroque
Richard Neville-Towle
2 CDs
Delphian

 


Duetti ca camera
- Italian chamber duets -

La Risonanza DuettiRoberta Invernizzi (soprano)
Marina di Liso (mezzo-soprano)
La Risonanza
1 CD
Glossa


Siroe (HWV 24)

Cummings Siroe Yosemeh Adjei (Siroe; countertenor)
Anna Dennis (Emira; soprano)
Aleksandra Zamojska (Laodice; soprano)
Antonio Giovanni (Medarse; countertenor)
Lisandro Abadie (Cosroe; bass)
Ross Ramgoblin (Arasse; bass)
Festspiele-Orchester Göttingen
Laurence Cummings
3 CDs (recorded live during the 2013 festival)
Accent



Teseo (HWV 9)
- highlights -

McGegan Teseo Amanda Forsythe (Teseo; soprano)
Dominique Labelle (Medea; soprano)
Amy Freston (Agilea; soprano)
Robin Blaze (Arcane; countertenor)
Drew Minter (Egeo; countertenor)
Celine Ricci (Clizia; soprano)
Philharmonia Baroque
Nicholas McGegan
CD
PBO



Son d'amore
- recorder sonatas -

Handel recorder sonatas Marco Scorticati (recorder)
Davide Pozzi (harpsichord)
Estro Cromatico
CD
Stradivarius



Nine German Arias (HWV 202-210)

Nine German AriasCapucine Meens (soprano)
Ensemble Hemiolia
CD
Label Eurydice



Orlando (HWV 31)

Orlando JacobsBejun Mehta (Orlando; countertenor)
Sophie Karthäuser (Angelica; soprano)
Kristina Hammarström (Medoro; mezzo-soprano)
Sunhae Im (Dorinda; soprano)
Konstantin Wolff (Zoroastro; bass)
B'Rock Orchestra
René Jacobs
2 CDs
DG Archiv



Eight Great Suites (HWV 426-433)

Danny Driver Handel SuitesDanny Driver (piano)
2 CDs
Hyperion


Tamerlano (HWV 18)
- version based on Handel's 1731 revival -

Minasi TamerlanoJohn Mark Ainsley (Bajazet; tenor)
Karina Gauvin (Asteria; soprano)
Max Emanuel Cencic (Andronico; countertenor)
Xavier Sabata (Tamerlano; countertenor)
Ruxandra Donose (Irene; alto)
Pavel Kudinov (Leone; bass)
Il Pomo d'Oro
Riccardo Minasi
3 CDs
Naive


Your Tuneful Voice
- English airs -

Your Tuneful Voice Iestyn DaviesIestyn Davies (countertenor)
- includes some duets with Carolyn Sampson (soprano) -
The King's Consort
Robert King
CD
Vivat


Eight Great Suites (HWV 426-433)

Egarr Eight Great SuitesRichard Egarr (harpsichord)
2 CDs
Harmonia Mundi USA



Conversazione II
- a speculative Arcadian Academy conversazione, including Il Duello Amoroso (HWV 82) and music by Gasparini, Caldara and both Scarlattis -

Sounds Baroque Conversazione II Anna Dennis (soprano)
Andrew Radley (countertenor)
Sounds Baroque
Julian Perkins
CD
Avie


Water Music (HWV 348-50)

Hannoversche HofkapelleHannoversche (on period instruments)
Anne Röhrig
CD
Dabringhaus und Grimm



3 Coronation Anthems and Eternal source of light divine (HWV 74)

EUBO Handel Coronation Anthems Birthday OdeAlex Potter (countertenor)
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
European Union Baroque Orchestra
Lars Ulrik Mortensen
CD
Obsidian
(recorded live at St John's Smith Square, London, September 2013)



Orlando (HWV 31)

Orlando WeimannOwen Willetts (Orlando; countertenor)
Karina Gauvin (Angelica; soprano)
Allyson McHardy (Medoro; mezzo-soprano)
Amanda Forsythe (Dorinda; soprano)
Nathan Berg (Zoroastro; bass)
Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Alexander Weimann
3 CDs
ATMA Classique



Trio Sonatas, Op. 2

Brook Street Band Opus 2 trio sonatasThe Brook Street Band
CD
Avie



Belshazzar (HWV 61)

Belshazzar ChristieAllan Clayton (Belshazzar; tenor)
Rosemary Joshua (Nitocris; soprano)
Iestyn Davies (Daniel; countertenor)
Caitlin Hulcup (Cyrus; mezzo-soprano)
Jonathan Lemalu (Gobrias; bass)
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie
Les Arts Florissants Editions
3 CDs


Water Music (HWV 348-50)
- complete score according to the revised HHA critical edition -

Water Music Manfred Huss Haydn Sinfonietta Wien (on period instruments; led by Simon Standage)
Manfred Huss (conductor)
CD
BIS



Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (HWV 72)

Aci, Galatea e Polifemo by La RisonanzaRoberta Invernizzi (Aci; soprano)
Blandine Staskiewicz (Galatea; mezzo-soprano)
Lisandro Abadie (Polifemo; bass)
La Risonanza
Fabio Bonizzoni
2 CDs
Glossa

 



Serse (HWV 40)

Serse Early Opera Company Christian CurnynAnna Stéphany (Serse; mezzo-soprano)
Rosemary Joshua (Romilda; soprano)
David Daniels (Arsamene; countertenor)
Joélle Harvey (Atalanta; soprano)
Hilary Summers (Amastre; alto)
Andreas Wolf (Elviro; bass)
Brindley Sherratt (Ariodate; bass)
Early Opera Company
Christian Curnyn
3 CDs
Chandos Chaccone


L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (HWV 55)
- includes 1741 revival additions -

L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato Peter Neumann Carus Maria Keohane (Penseroso; soprano)
Julia Doyle (L'Allegro; soprano)
Benjamin Hulett (L'Allegro; tenor)
Andreas Wolf (L'Allegro / Moderato; bass)
Kölner Kammerchor
Collegium Cartusianum
Peter Neumann
2 CDs
Carus

 


Jephtha (HWV 70)

Jephtha Maulbronn K&KBenjamin Hulett (Jephtha; tenor)
Kirsten Blaise (Iphis; soprano)
David Allsopp (Hamor; countertenor)
Annelie Sophie Müller (Storgè; mezzo-soprano)
Simon Bailey (Zebul; bass)
Maulbronn Kammerchor
Ensemble Il Capriccio
Jürgen Budday
K&K Verlagsanstalt
2 CDs


Esther (HWV 50b)
- 1732 version -

Göttingen Esther 1732 versionCarolyn Sampson (Esther; soprano)
Iestyn Davies (Assuerus; countertenor)
Matthew Brook (Haman; bass)
Daniel Taylor (Mordecai; countertenor)
Sophie Junker (Israelite Woman; soprano)
NDR Choir
Festspiele-Orchester Göttingen
Laurence Cummings
2 CDs
Göttingen Handel Society


Chandos Anthems
- O come, let us sing unto the Lord (HWV 253); As pants the hart (HWV 251b); I will magnify thee (HWV 250a) -

Handel Chandos Anthems Trinity Layton Susan Gritton (soprano)
Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
Thomas Hobbs (tenor)
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Stephen Layton
CD
Hyperion


Cantatas Vol. 1
- Notte placida e cheta (HWV 142); Qualor l'egre pupille (HWV 152); Ne' tuoi lumi, o bella Clori (HWV 133); Armida abbandonata (HWV 105) -
- premiere recordings of HWV 152 and 133 -

Contrasto Armonico Handel Cantatas Ayros Volume 1 Roberta Mameli (soprano)
Contrasto Armonico
Marco Vitale
CD
Ayros


"Pure Handel"
- Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio ('Ero e Leandro', HWV 150); Water Music 'Suite No. 1' (HWV 348); Ah! che troppo ineguali (HWV 230); Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 6 No. 2 (HWV 320); etc. -

Pure Handel EUBO Maria Keohane (soprano)
European Union Baroque Orchestra
Lars Ulrik Mortensen
CD
Estonian Record Productions


Suites for Harpsichord (volume 2)

Harpsichord Suites on Divine ArtGilbert Rowland (harpsichord)
2 CDs
Divine Art


"Théâtre Intime"
- Nel dolce dell'oblio (Pensieri notturni di Filii, HWV 134); "Son d'Egitto"; "Non posso dir di più"; four recorder sonatas -

Théâtre Intime Handel Aurora Bucher (soprano)
Benoît Toïgo (recorder)
Les Lunes du Cousin Jacques
CD
Editions Hortus


DIxit Dominus (HWV 232)
- also Alessandro Scaratti's Dixit Dominus -

Dixit Dominus Queen's College OxfordElin Manahan Thomas, Esther Brazil (sopranos)
Sally Bruce-Payne (alto)
Guy Cutting (tenor)
Matthew Brook (bass)
The Choir of Queen's College, Oxford
The Brook Street Band
Owen Rees
CD
Avie


Messiah (HWV 56)

Messiah K617 La Chapelle RhénaneTanya Aspelmeier, Aurore Bucher, Stéphanie Révidat (sopranos)
Julien Freymuth, Alessandro Giangrande, Kathrin Hildebrandt (altos)
Henning Kaiser, Sebastien Obrecht, François Rougier (tenors)
Ekkehard Abele, Manfred Bittner, Matthieu Lécroart (basses)
La Chapelle Rhénane
Benoît Haller
2 CDs
K617


Giove in Argo (HWV A14)
- reconstructed by John Roberts -

Giove in Argo Alan CurtisKarina Gauvin (Calisto; soprano)
Ann Hallenberg (Iside; mezzo-soprano)
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani (Arete, i.e. Giove; tenor)
Theodora Baka (Diana; mezzo-soprano)
Vito Priante (Erastus, i.e. Osiris; bass)
Johannes Weisser (Licaone; bass)
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis
3 CDs
Virgin Classics


"Hidden Handel"
- mostly obscure arias hitherto unrecorded -

Hidden Handel Alan Curtis Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano)
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis
CD
Naive


DIxit Dominus (HWV 232)
- also Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus (RV807) and In furore iustissimae irae (RV626) -

Handel Dixit Dominus Nuova Musica La Nuova Musica
David Bates
CD
Harmonia Mundi (USA)


Handel's Finest Arias for Base Voice

Handel's Finest Arias for Base Voice Christopher PurvesChristopher Purves (bass)
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen
CD (recorded January 2012)
Hyperion


Giulio Cesare in Egitto (HWV 17)

Giulio Cesare Alan CurtisMarie-Nicole Lemieux (Giulio Cesare; alto)
Karina Gauvin (Cleopatra; soprano)
Emőke Baráth (Sesto; mezzo-soprano)
Romina Basso (Cornelia; alto)
Filippo Mineccia (Tolomeo; countertenor)
Johannes Meisser (Achilla; bass)
Gianluca Buratto (Curio; bass)
Milena Storti (Nireno; mezzo-soprano)
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis
3 CDs
Naïve


Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 (HWV 319-330)

Aradia Ensemble Op. 6 Handel Naxos Aradia Ensemble
Kevin Mallon
3 CDs
Naxos



Bad Guys

Xavier Sabata Handel Bad GuysXavier Sabata (countertenor)
Il Pomo d'Oro
Riccardo Minasi
CD
Aparté



Organ Concertos Vol. 2

Giulio Cesare Alan CurtisLorenzo Ghielmi (organ)
Paulo Grazzi (oboe)
La Divina Armonia
CD
Passacaille


Agrippina (HWV 6)

Agrippina IntergrooveSusanne Geb (Agrippina; soprano)
Elizabeth Wiles (Poppea; soprano)
David Cordier (Ottone; countertenor)
Hiroshi Matsui (Claudio; bass)
Judith Braun (Nerone; mezzo-soprano)
Markus Jaursch (Pallante; bass)
Steve Wächter (Narciso; countertenor)
Guido Baehr (Lesbo; bass)
Saarländisches Staatsorchester
Konrad Junghänel
Peter Lund (stage director)
2 CDs / 2 DVDs Intergroove Classics


Handel Cantatas
- Tra le fiamme (HWV 170) and two cantatas of dubious authenticity -

Tra le fiamme Brilliant ClassicsValentina Varriale (soprano)
Musica Perduta
Renato Crisculo
CD
Brilliant


Deidamia (HWV 42)

Rinaldo Glyndebourne DVD Sally Matthews (Deidamia; soprano)
Olga Pasichnyk (Achille; soprano)
Silvia Tro Santafe (Ulisse; mezzo-soprano)
Veronica Cangemi (Nerea; soprano)
Andrew Foster-Williams (Fenice; bass)
Umberto Chiummo (Licomede; bass)
Jan-Willem Schaafsma (Nestore; bass)
Concerto Köln
Ivor Bolton
David Alden (stage director)
DVD
Opus Arte


Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 (HWV 319-330)

Op. 6 on Challenge Classics Combattimento Consort Amsterdam (on modern instruments)
Jan Willem de Vriend (director)
3 CDs
Challenge



Messiah (HWV 56)

Tafelmusik MessiahKarina Gauvin (soprano)
Robin Blaze (countertenor)
Rufus Müller (tenor)
Brett Polegato (baritone)
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Tafelmusik
Ivars Taurins
2 CDs
Tafelmusik


DIxit Dominus (HWV 232) and Eternal source of light divine (HWV 74)

Apollo's Fire Dixit Dominus Kiera Duffy (soprano)
Meg Bragle (mezzo-soprano)
Apollo's Singers
Apollo's Fire
Jeanette Sorrell
CD
Avie



Italian Duets
- chamber duets -

Italian Duets Harmonices Mundi Gemma Bertagnolli (soprano)
Susanne Rydén (soprano)
Harmonices Mundi
Claudio Astronio
CD
Brilliant



Giulio Cesare in Egitto (HWV 17)

Giulio Cesare Paris DVDLawrence Zazzo (Giulio Cesare; countertenor)
Natalie Dessay (Cleopatra; soprano)
Isabel Leonard (Sesto; mezzo-soprano)
Varduhi Abrahamya (Cornelia; alto)
Christophe Dumaux (Tolomeo; countertenor)
Nathan Berg (Achilla; bass)
Dominique Visse (Nireno; countertenor)
Aimery Lefèvre (Curio; bass)
Le Concert d’Astrée
Emmanuelle Haïm
Laurent Pelly (stage director)
2 DVDs
Virgin


Rodelinda (HWV 19)

Rodelinda New York Met DVDRenée Fleming (Rodelinda; soprano)
Andreas Scholl (Bertarido; countertenor)
Joseph Kaiser (Grimoaldo; tenor)
Stephanie Blythe (Eduige; mezzo-soprano)
Iestyn Davies (Unulfo; countertenor)
Shenyang (Garibaldo; bass)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (on modern instruments)
Harry Bicket
Stephen Wadsworth (stage director)
2 DVDs
Decca


Saul (HWV 53)

Handel Saul on CoroChristopher Purves (Saul; bass)
Sarah Connolly (David; mezzo-soprano)
Robert Murray (Jonathan; tenor)
Joélle Harvey (Michal; soprano)
Elizabeth Atherton (Merab; soprano)
Mark Dobell (High Priest; tenor)
Jeremy Budd (Witch of Endor; tenor)
Stuart Young (Ghost of Samuel; bass)
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers
3 CDs
Coro


Alessandro (HWV 21)

Alessandro by PetrouMax Emanuel Cencic (Alessandro; countertenor)
Julia Lezhneva (Rossane; soprano)
Karina Gauvin (Lisaura; soprano)
Xavier Sabata (Tassile; countertenor)
In-Sung Sim (Clito; bass)
Juan Sancho (Leonato; tenor)
Vasily Koroshev (Cleone; countertenor)
Armonia Atenea
George Petrou
3 CDs
Decca


Alessandro (HWV 21)

Alessandro live KarlsruheLawrence Zazzo (Alessandro; countertenor)
Yetzabel Arias Fernández (Rossane; soprano)
Rafaella Milanesi (Lisaura; soprano)
Martín Oro (Tassile; countertenor)
Andrew Finden (Clito; bass)
Sebastian Kohlhepp (Leonato; tenor)
Rebecca Raffell (Cleone; countertenor)
Deutsche Händel-Solisten
Michael Form
3 CDs
Pan Classics


Song for St Cecilia's Day (HWV 76) and Look down, harmonious saint (HWV 124)

Song for St Cecilia on DelphianMary Bevan (soprano)
Ed Lyon (tenor)
Ludus Baroque
Richard Neville-Towle
CD
Delphian


Giulio Cesare (HWV 17)

Giulio Cesare MunichAnn Murray (Giulio Cesare; alto)
Susan Gritton (Cleopatra; soprano)
Katarina Karnéus (Sesto; mezzo-soprano)
Patricia Bardon (Cornelia; alto)
Christopher Robson (Tolomeo; countertenor)
Marcello Lippi (Achilla; bass)
Gianluca Buratto (Curio; bass)
Axel Köhler (Nireno; countertenor)
Bavarian State Orchestra (on modern instruments)
Ivor Bolton
3 CDs
Farao Classics


Alceste (HWV 45)

Alceste on ChandosLucy Crowe (soprano)
Benjamin Hulett (tenor)
Andrew Foster-Williams (bass)
Early Opera Company
Christian Curnyn
CD
Chandos Chaccone


Rinaldo (HWV 7)

Rinaldo Glyndebourne DVD Sonia Prina (Rinaldo; alto)
Brenda Rae (Armida; soprano)
Anett Frisch (Almirena; soprano)
Luca Pisaroni (Argante; bass)
Varduhi Abrahamyan (Goffredo; mezzo-soprano)
Tim Mead (Eustazio; countertenor)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Ottavio Dantone
Robert Carsen (stage director)
DVD
Opus Arte


Esther (HWV 50a)
- premiere recording to adopt recent research regarding Handel's 1720 Cannons version -

Esther by the Dunedin ConsortSusan Hamilton (Esther; soprano)
James Gilchrist (Assuerus; tenor)
Matthew Brook (Haman; bass)
Nicholas Mulroy (Mordecai; tenor)
Robin Blaze (High Priest; countertenor)
Thomas Hobbs (Israelite; tenor)
The Dunedin Consort & Players
John Butt
2 CDs
Linn


Atalanta (HWV 35)
- 2005 live recording previously available as a download but now issued properly on CD -

Atalanta by McGegan Dominique Labelle (Atalanta; soprano)
Susanne Rydén (Meleagro; soprano)
Cécile van de Sant (Irene; mezzo-soprano)
Michael Slattery (Aminta; tenor)
Philip Cutlip (Nicandro; baritone)
Corey McKern (Mercurio; baritone)
Philharmonia Chorale
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan
2 CDs
PBO


'Arias for Guadagni - the first modern castrato'
- arias composed for Guadagni in Theodora and The Choice of Hercules, and sung by him in revivals of Saul and Belshazzar; also music by Hasse, J. C. Smith junior, Thomas Arne, Gluck and Guadagni -

Arias for GuadagniIestyn Davies (countertenor)
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen
CD
Hyperion


'Handel's Memories - A selection from Grand Concertos op. 6'
- No. 1 in G major, No. 8 in C minor, No, 6 in G minor, No, 10 in D minor, No. 5 in D major, No. 11 in A major -

Banzo Opus 6 Al Ayre Español
Eduardo López Banzo
2 CDs
Challenge Classics


Violin sonatas

Violin sonatas coverRiccardo Minasi (violin)
Musica Antiqua Roma
CD
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi



Concerti Grossi, Op. 3 (HWV 312-317)

Op. 3 by Concerto CopenhagenConcerto Copenhagen
Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord/director)
CD
CPO



'Carmelite Vespers 1709'
- claims to be a liturgical reconstruction of a Carmelite vespers service as it might have happened in 1709 featuring music by Handel and Caldara, but this marketing spin turns out to be untrue; however, it does feature Handel's Saeviat tellus, Salve Regina and Dixit Dominus (two of which had no connection to the Carmelites) -

Caldara & Handel so-called VespersRoberta Invernizzi (soprano)
Robin Johannsen (soprano)
Martin Oro (countertenor)
Markus Brutscher (tenor)
Antonio Abete (bass)
Academia Montis Regalis
Alessandro de Marchi
2 CDs
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi


Acis & Galatea (HWV 49a)
- allegedly the 1739 version; reissue of an old Delos recording -

Acis & Galatea on NaxosDawn Kotoski (Galatea; soprano)
David Gordon (Acis; tenor)
Glenn Siebert (Damon; tenor)
Jan Opalach (Polyphemus; bass)
Seattle Symphony Chorale
Seattle Symphony (on modern instruments)
Gerard Schwarz
2 CDs
Naxos



Il Pastor Fido (HWV 8a)
- infrequently performed original 1712 version -

Il pastor fido by La Nuova MusicaLucy Crowe (Amarilli; soprano)
Anna Dennis (Mirtillo; mezzo-soprano)
Katherine Manley (Eurilla; soprano)
Clint van der Linde (Silvio; countertenor)
Madeleine Shaw (Dorinda; mezzo-soprano)
Lisandro Abadie (Tirenio; baritone)
La Nuova Musica
David Bates
2 CDs
Harmonia Mundi (USA)



The complete Italian cantatas for bass:
Cuopre tal volta il cielo (HWV 98); Dalla guerra amorosa (HWV 102a)
Nell'Africane selve (HWV 136a); Spande ancor a mio dispetto (HWV 165)

Bass cantatas on AccentRaimund Nolte (bass)
Batzdorfer Hofkapelle
CD
Accent



Theodora (HWV 68)
- compiled from six performances recorded for Glyndebourne's archive in May and June 1996 -

Theodora at Glyndebourne 1996Dawn Upshaw (Theodora; soprano)
David Daniels (Didymus; countertenor)
Richard Croft (Septimius; tenor)
Lorraine Hunt (Irene; mezzo-soprano)
Frode Olsen (Valens; bass)
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
William Christie
3 CDs
Glyndebourne


Theodora (HWV 68)

Theodora on NaxosChristina Wieland (Theodora; soprano)
Franz Vitzhum (Didymus; countertenor)
Knut Schoch (Septimius; tenor)
Diana Schmid (Irene; mezzo-soprano)
Klaus Mertens (Valens; bass)
Junge Kantorei
Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra
Joachim Carlos Martini
3 CDs
Naxos



Complete cantatas vol. 4:
Clori, mia bella Clori (HWV 92); Sans y penser (HWV 155)
Clori, vezzosa Clori (HWV 95); Pensieri notturni di Filli (Nel dolce dell'oblio) (HWV 134); Lungi n'andò Fileno (HWV 128)

Cantatas Vol. 4 on Brilliant ClassicsKlaartje van Veldhoven (soprano)
Stefanie True (soprano)
Contrasto Armonico
Marco Vitale
CD
Brilliant Classics


Complete cantatas vol. 3:
Aminta e Fillide ('Arresta il passo', HWV 83)

- premiere recording of Handel's first version -

Aminta e Fillide on Brilliant ClassicsKlaartje van Veldhoven (Aminta; soprano)
Stefanie True (Fillide; soprano)
Contrasto Armonico
Marco Vitale
CD
Brilliant Classics


Die Acht Grossen Suiten (1720)
-
The Eight Great Suites, HWV 426-433 -

Il caro Sassone coverLisa Smirnova (piano)
2 CDs
ECM New Series



il Caro Sassone - Handel in Italy
-
secular, sacred and chamber music mostly dating from Handel's time in Rome -

Il caro Sassone coverLucy Crowe (soprano)
The English Concert
Harry Bicket
CD
Harmonia Mundi (USA)



Messiah (HWV 56)

Apollo's Fire MessiahAmanda Forsythe (soprano)
Elizabeth Shammash (mezzo-soprano)
Ross Hauck (tenor)
Ian Honeyman (tenor)
Jeffrey Strauss (baritone)
Apollo's Fire
Jeanette Sorrell
2 CDs
Avie



Apollo e Dafne (HWV 122)
-
and also miscellaneous orchestral movements -

Apollo e Dafne (CPO label)Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano)
Dominik Wörner (Apollo)
Cantus Firmus Consort
Andreas Reize
CD
CPO



Streams of Pleasure
-
English duets and arias -

Streams of Pleasure coverKarina Gauvin (soprano)
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (alto)
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis
CD
Naïve



Nine German Arias (HWV 202-210) and Gloria (attr. Handel)

Nine German AriasDorothea Craxton (soprano)
Frederick From (violin)
Leif Meyer (harpsichord / organ)
etc.
CD
Naxos



Agrippina (HWV 6)

Agrippina coverAlexandrina Pendatchanska (Agrippina; soprano)
Sunhae Im (Poppea; soprano)
Bejun Mehta (Ottone; countertenor)
Jennifer Rivera (Nerone; soprano)
Marco Fink (Claudio; bass)
Dominique Visse (Narciso; countertenor)
Neal Davies (Pallante; bass)
Daniel Schmutzhard (Lesbo; bass)
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
René Jacobs
3 CDs
Harmonia Mundi (France)


Alcina (HWV 35)

Alcina DVD Anja Harteros (Alcina; soprano)
Vesselina Kasarova (Ruggiero; mezzo-soprano)
Kristina Hammarström (Bradamante; mezzo-soprano)
Veronica Cangemi (Morgana; soprano)
Benjamin Bruns (Oronte; tenor)
Luca Tittoto (Melisso; bass)
Shintaro Nakajima (Oberto; boy soprano)
Wiener Staatsballett
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski
Adrian Noble (stage director)
DVD
Arthaus


Violin sonatas

Violin sonatas coverJulia Schröder (violin)
Christoph Dangel (cello)
Daniele Camitini (lute)
Giergio Paronuzzi (harpsichord)
CD
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi



Germanico (incorrectly attributed to Handel without sufficient stylistic or historical evidence)
Sony's DHM label has not covered itself in glory with this hyped-up recording of an anonymous serenata;
Carlo Vitali's article "Handel - True or False?" is a sensible discussion of the serenata's authorship and musical style.

Germanico coverSara Mingardo (alto)
Maria Grazia Schiavo (soprano)
Laura Cherici (soprano)
Franco Fagioli (countertenor)
Magnus Staveland (tenor)
Sergio Foresti (bass)
Il Rossignolo
Ottavio Tenerani
2 CDs
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi



Belshazzar (HWV 61)

Belshazzar DVDKenneth Tarver (Belshazzar; tenor)
Rosemary Joshua (Nitocris; soprano)
Bejun Mehta (Cyrus; countertenor)
Kristina Hammärström (Daniel; mezzo-soprano)
Neal Davies (Gobrias; baritone)
Elisabeth Rapp (Angel; soprano)
RIAS Kammerchor
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
René Jacobs
Christof Nel (stage director)
DVD
Harmonia Mundi (France)


Theodora (HWV 68)

Theodora DVD Christine Schäfer (Theodora; soprano)
Bejun Mehta (Didymus; countertenor)
Joseph Kaiser (Septimius; tenor)
Bernarda Fink (Irene; alto)
Johannes Martin Kränzle (Valens; bass)
Huddersfield Choral Society
Freiburger Barockorchester
Ivor Bolton
Christof Loy (stage director)
DVD
C Major


Ariodante (HWV 33)

Ariodante on VirginJoyce DiDonato (Ariodante; mezzo-soprano)
Karina Gauvin (Ginevra; soprano)
Topi Lehtipuu (Lurcanio; tenor)
Sabina Puértolas (Dalinda; soprano)
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Polinesso; alto)
Matthew Brook (Il Re di Scozia; bass)
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani (Odoardo; tenor)
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis
3 CDs
Virgin


Jephtha (HWV 70)

Jephtha on BISJames Gilchrist (Jephtha; tenor)
Mona Julsrud (Iphis; soprano)
Elisabeth Jansson (Storgè; mezzo-soprano)
Marianne B. Kielland (Hamor; mezzo-soprano)
Håvard Stensvold (Zebul; baritone)
Elisabeth Rapp (Angel; soprano)
Collegium Vocale Gent
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (on modern instruments)
Fabio Biondi
2 CDs
BIS


Messiah (HWV 56)

Messiah on SignumElisabeth Watts (soprano)
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (alto)
Mark Le Brocq (tenor)
James Oldfield (bass)
Huddersfield Choral Society
Northern Sinfonia (on modern instruments)
Jane Glover
2 CDs
Signum

 

Suites for Harpsichord (volume 1)

Harpsichord Suites on Divine ArtGilbert Rowland (harpsichord)
2 CDs
Divine Art


Alessandro Severo (HWV A13)

Alessandro SeveroMary-Ellen Nesi (Alessandro Severo; mezzo-soprano)
Marita Solberg (Salustia; soprano)
Kristina Hammarström (Giulia; mezzo-soprano)
Irini Karaianni (Albina; mezzo-soprano)
Gemma Bertagnolli (Claudio; soprano)
Petros Magoulas (Marziano; bass)
Armonia Atenea
George Petrou
3 CDs
Dabringhaus und Grimm



Alexander's Feast (HWV 75)

Alexander's Feast on DelphianSophie Bevan (soprano)
Ed Lyon (tenor)
William Berger (bass)
Ludus Baroque
Richard Neville-Towle
2 CDs
Delphian


Oreste (HWV A11)

Oreste on Animato Cornelia Lanz (Oreste; mezzo-soprano)
Nastasja Docalu (Ermione; soprano)
Sabine Winter (Ifigenia; soprano)
Armin Stein (Filotete; countertenor)
Christian Wilms (Pilade; tenor)
Kai Preußker (Toante; bass)
Tobias Horn
2 CDs
Animato



Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (HWV 46a)

Il trionfo del Tempo on Wigmore LiveLucy Crowe (Bellezza; soprano)
Anna Stephany (Piacere; mezzo-soprano)
Hilary Summers (Disinganno; alto)
Andrew Staples (Tempo; tenor)
Early Opera Company
Christian Curnyn
2 CDs
Wigmore Live



"Cleopatra"
- music from Giulio Cesare in Egitto (HWV 17) including premiere recordings of two arias from Handel's first draft -

Cleopatra by DessayNatalie Dessay (Cleopatra; soprano)
Le Concert d’Astrée
Emmanuelle Haïm
CD
Virgin



Athalia (HWV 52)
- premiere recording of Handel's bilingual 1735 revival -

Athalia (1735 version)Geraldine McGreevy (Athalia; soprano)
Lawrence Zazzo (Joad; countertenor)
Nuria Rial (Josabeth; soprano)
Charles Daniels (Mathan; tenor)
David Wilson-Johnson (Abner; bass)
Vocalconsort Berlin
Kammerorchester Basel
Paul Goodwin
2 CDs
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (summer 2010 release issued belatedly in the UK)



Flavio (HWV 16)

Flavio on ChandosRosemary Joshua (Emilia; soprano)
Iestyn Davies (Guido; countertenor)
Tim Mead (Flavio; countertenor)
Hilary Summers (Teodata; alto)
Renata Pokupic (Vitige; mezzo-soprano)
Thomas Walker (Ugone; tenor)
Andrew Foster-Williams (Lotario; bass)
Early Opera Company
Christian Curnyn
3 CDs
Chandos Chaccone


Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 (HWV 319-330)

Op. 6 on LinnAvison Ensemble
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin/director)
3 CDs
Linn


Music for the Peace of Utrecht
- includes Handel's Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate (HWV 278 and 279) and music by William Croft -

Utrecht Te Deum on Channel ClassicsThe Netherlands Bach Society
Jos van Veldhoven
CD
Channel Classics



Complete cantatas Vol. 2:
Un’alma innamorata (HWV 173); O lucenti, o sereni occhi (HWV 144)
Del bell’idolo mio (HWV 104); Aure soavi e liete (HWV 84); Tra le fiamme (HWV 170)

Cantatas Vol. 2 on Brilliant ClassicsStefanie True (soprano)
Contrasto Armonico
Marco Vitale
CD
Brilliant Classics


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