Handel* - Auger* • Rolphe Johnson* • Bowman* • The English Concert & Choir* • Pinnock* ‎– Belshazzar

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Archiv Produktion ‎– 477 037-2
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Belshazzar (Oratorio); HWV 61
1-1 Ouverture (Maestoso - Allegro) 4:38
Act One
Scene 1
1-2 Accompagnato Ed Arioso: "Vain, Fluctuating State Of Human Empire" (Nitocris) 5:06
1-3 Air; "Thou, God Most High, Ad Thou Alone" (Nitocris) 4:00
1-4 Recitativo: "The Fate Of Babylon, I Fear, Is Nigh" (Nitocris, Daniel) 1:15
1-5 Air: "Lament Not Thus, Oh Queen, In Vain!" (Daniel) 4:55
Scene 2
1-6 Chorus: "Behold, By Persia's Hero Made" (Babylonians) 2:49
1-7 Recitativo: " Well May They Laugh" (Gobrias, Cyrus) Accompagnato: "Oh Memory! Still Bitter To My Soul" (Gobrias) 1:19
1-8 Air: " Opprest With Never-Ceasing Grief" (Gobrias) 3:33
1-9 Air: " Dry Those Unvailing Tears" (Gobrias) 2:13
1-10 Recitativo: " Be Comforted: Safe Though The Tyrant Seem" (Cyrus) Accompagnato: "Methought, As On The Bank Of Deep Euphrates" (Cyrus) 2:35
1-11 Recitativo: "Now, Tell Me, Gobrias" (Cyrus, Gobrias) 1:14
1-12 Air: " Bethold The Monsterous Human Beast" (Gobrias) 3:16
1-13 Recitativo: "Can You Then Think It Strange" (Cyrus) 0:16
1-14 Air: "Great God! Who Yet But Darkly Known" (Cyrus) 3:49
1-15 Recitativo: "My Friends, Be Confident" (Cyrus) 0:41
1-16 Chorus: "All Empires Upon God Depend" 3:15
Scene 3
1-17 Air: "Oh Sacred Oracles Of Truth!" (Daniel) 5:14
1-18 Accompagato: "Rejoice, My Countrymen" (Daniel) Air: "Thus Saith The Lord To Cyrus (Daniel) 2:30
1-19 Chorus: "Sing, Oh Ye Heav'ns!" 4:11
Scene 4
2-1 Air: "Let Festal Joy Triumphant Reign!" (Belshazzar) 5:03
2-2 Recitiativo: "For You, My Friends" (Belshazzar, Nitocris) 0:54
2-3 Air: "The Leafy Honours Of The Field" (Nitocris) 7:34
2-4 Recustom, I May Say, The Law" (Belshazzar, Nitocris) 1:23
2-5 Chorus: "Recall, Oh King! Thy Rash Command" (Jews) 3:54
2-6 Recitativo: "They Tell You The True" (Nitocris, Belshazzar) 1:23
2-7 Duet: "Oh Dearer Than My Life, Forebear!" (Nitocris, Belshazzar) 7:15
2-8 Chorus: "By Slow Degrees The Warth Of God" (Jews) 4:16
Act Two
Scene 1
2-9 Chorus: "See, From His Post Euphrates Flies!" 6:27
2-10 Recitativo: "You See, My Friends, A Path" (Cyrus) 0:16
2-11 Air: "Amaz'd To Find The Foe So Near" (Cyrus) 4:24
2-12 Chorus: "To Arms, To Arms! No More Delay!" (Persians) 0:35
Scene 2
2-13 Chorus: "Ye Tutelar Gods Of Our Empire" 2:59
2-14 Air: "Let The Deep Bowl Thy Praise Confess" (Belshazzar) 2:38
2-15 Accompagnato: "Where Is The God Of Judah's Boasted Pow'r?" (Belshazzar, Chorus) 2:41
2-16 Recitativo: "Call All My Wise Men" (Belshazzar) 0:26
3-1 A Sinfony (Allegro Postillons) 1:43
3-2 Recitativo: "Yes Sages! Welcome Always To You King" (Belshazzar) "Alas! Too Hard A Task The King Imposes" (Wise Men) 1:06
3-3 Chorus: "Oh Misery! - Oh Terror! - Hopeless Grief!" 1:50
3-4 Recitativo: "Oh King, Live For Ever!" (Nicotris, Belshazzar) 1:40
3-5 Air: "No! To Thyself Thy Trifles Be" (Daniel) 1:31
3-6 Accompagnato: "Yet, To Obey His Dread Command" (Daniel) 3:13
3-7 Recitativo: "Oh Sentence Too Severe!" (Nitocris) Air: Regard, Oh Son, My Flowing Tears" (Nitocris) 6:57
Scene 3
3-8 Air: Oh God Of Truth! Oh Faithful Guide!" (Cyrus) 4:37
3-9 Recitativo: "You, Gobrias, Lead Directly To The Palace" (Cyrus) 1:02
3-10 Chorus: "Oh Glorious Prince!" 4:41
Act Three
Scene 1
3-11 Air: "Alternate Hopes And Fears" (Nitocris) 4:28
3-12 Recitativo: "Fain Would I Hope" (Nitocris, Daniel) 0:23
3-13 Air: "Can The Black Aethiop Change His Skin?" (Daniel) 2:26
3-14 Recitativo: "My Hopes Revive" (Nitocris, Arioch, Messenger) 1:51
3-15 Chorus: "Bel Boweth Down!" (Jews) 1:31
Scene 2
3-16 Air: "I Thank Thee, Sesach" (Belshazzar) 1:38
3-17 A Martial Symphony 0:39
Scene 3
3-18 Air: " To Pow'r Immortal My First Thanks" (Gobrias) 2:45
3-19 Recitativo: "Be It Thy Care, Good Gobrias" (Cyrus) Air: "Destructive War, Thy Limits Know" (Cyrus) 2:55
3-20 Duet: "Great Victor, At Your Feet I Bow" (Nitocris, Cyrus) 3:59
3-21 Recitativo: "Say, Venerable Porphet" (Cyrus, Daniel 0:56
3-22 Soli & Chorus: "Tell It Out Among The Heathen" 1:58
3-23 Accompagnato: "Yes, I Will Build The City" (Cyrus) 2:22
3-24 Soli & Chorus: "I Will Magnify Thee" (Daniel, Nitocris, Chorus) 5:28

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Notes

℗ 1991 Deutsche Grammophon
© 2004 Deutsche Grammophon

Series: "Trio 3CDs"
Recording at Henry Wood Hall, July 1990
DDD Digital Recording

Include 28 page booklet with notes in English and German
Made in the EU

First issued in 1991 as 431 793-2 Archiv Produktion

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 28947 70372 3
  • Label Code: LC 0113
  • SPARS Code: DDD

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M3acull

August 20, 2013
Although not the most recent recording, this still is rated as "the reference" of this epic work fom G.F. Händel. The cast of singers is universally excellent and alert to the unique drama that Handel and Jennens (libretto) created in this Oratorio. The reissue of this recording after more then 10 years is both enlightinig and a true heritage of the many famous Händel works recroded by Tervor Pinnock and English Concert.