Gardiner: Handel - L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Tamerlano, Ballet Music From Alcina, Il Pastor Fido, Terpischore (6 CD box set, FLAC)
Gardiner: Handel - L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Tamerlano, Ballet Music From Alcina, Il Pastor Fido, Terpischore (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: George Frideric Handel
Performer: English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: John Eliott Gardiner
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Numaber of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Erato
Size: 1.5 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01-02 L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato HWV 55
Michael Ginn, Soprano
Patrizia Кwella, Soprano
Marie Mclaughlin, Soprano
Jennifer Smith, Soprano
Maldwyn Davies, Tenor
Martyn Hill, Tenor
Stephen Varcoe, Bass
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
Conductor – John Eliot Gardiner
Recorded: 1980

CD 03-05 Tamerlano HWV 18
Tamerlano – Derek Lee Ragin (contraltista)
Asteria – Nancy Argenta (soprano)
Bajazet – Nigel Robson (tenor)
Andronico – Michael Chance (contretenore)
Irene – Jane Findlay (soprano)
Leone – René Scherrer (baritono)
English Baroque Soloists
Conductor – John Eliot Gardiner
Recorded: 1985

CD 06 Ballet music from Alcina HWV 34; Terpsichore HWV 8b; Il pastor fido HWV 8c
English Baroque Soloists
Conductor – John Eliot Gardiner
Recorded:1984

Terrific recordings

Pay no attention to the reviewer who gave this fabulous recording a one star rating. He is peeved about the lack of a libretto. That is a marketing choice by the record company and does not reflect in any way on the quality and sheer musicality of this first class recording. The bonus is that it is coupled with a full performance of Tamerlane plus one more CD of other Handel music, so you get several star performances at bargain price.

So what if there is no libretto? Look up the words online if you need to. That is hardly a reason to bitch like a girl.

4 Comments

  1. Thanks a lot for this and all the rest of your recent boxset postings! Would you mind, if you have them, also posting Joan Sutherland’s Complete DECCA Studio Recitals? Thank you so much!

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