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Alexander's Feast oder "The Power of Musick"

Georg Friedrich Händel

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...entstand 1736, in einer Zeit, da Händel dem schwindenden Interesse an seinen italienischen... more
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...entstand 1736, in einer Zeit, da Händel dem schwindenden Interesse an seinen italienischen Opern mit Oratorien in englischer Sprache zu begegnen versuchte. Tatsächlich gelang ihm mit diesem Werk, das einem Oratorium nahe steht, eine Komposition, die auf Anhieb ungeteilten Zuspruch fand und alsbald zusammen mit dem "Messiah" zu seinen beliebtesten Schöpfungen zählte. Zu Lebzeiten des Komponisten wurden nur "Acis and Galatea" sowie "Messiah" häufiger aufgeführt als "Alexander's Feast".

Andrea Lauren Brown: Sopran
•Markus Brutscher: Tenor
•Günter Haumer: Bass

•Barucco
•Wiener Singakademie Kammerchor
•Dirigent: Heinz Ferlesch

ORF-CD3084

Trackliste

Disc 01

Prima Parte
01
Overtura
6:10
 
02
Recitative. Tenore
'T was at the royal feast
1:00
03
Air. Tenore
Happy, happy, happy pair!
4:37
04
Recitative. Tenore
Timotheus, plac'd on high
0:32
05
Accompagnato. Soprano
The song began from Jove
1:12
06
Chorus
The list'ning crowd
2:21
07
Air: Sporano
With ravish'd ears
3:10
08
Recitative. Tenore
The praise of Bacchus
0:36
09
Air. Basso
Bacchus, ever fair and young
4:35
10
Recitative. Tenore
Sooth'd with the sound
0:49
11
Accompagnato. Soprano
He chose a mournful Muse
1:38
12
Air. Soprano
He sung Darius, great and good"
2:44
13
Accompagnato. Soprano
With downcast looks
1:06
14
Chorus
Behold Darius great and good
2:33
15
Recitative. Tenore
The mighty master smil'd to see
0:34
16
Arioso. Soprano
Softly sweet in Lydian measures
3:22
17
Air. Soprano
War, he sung, is toil and trouble
4:19
18
Chorus
The many rend the skies
4:07
19
Air. Soprano
The prince, unable to conceal his pain
5:57
20
Chorus
The many rent the skies
4:06

Disc 2

Seconda Parte
01
Accompagnato. Tenore
Now strike the golden Lyre again!
2:32
02
Air. Basso
Revenge, Timotheus cries
7:33
03
Accompagnato. Tenore
Give the vengeance due
1:46
04
Air. Tenore
The princes applaud with a furious joy
2:03
05
Air. Soprano
Thais led the way
5:51
06
Accompagnato. Tenore
Thus, long ago
4:59
07
Recitative. Tenore
Led old Timotheus yield the price
0:20
08
Chorus
Led old Timotheus yield the price
3:29

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