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Handel: Acis And Galatea, Theodora, Cantatas [Box set]

Les Arts Florissants , Il Giardino Armonico , William Christie , Giovanni Antonini Audio CD
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  • Conductor: William Christie, Giovanni Antonini
  • Audio CD (17 Nov 2008)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,317 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 SinfoniaWilliam Christie 3:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "Oh, the pleasure of the plains!" [Chorus]William Christie 4:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "Ye verdant plains and woody mountains" [Galatea]William Christie0:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "Hush, ye pretty warbling quire" [Galatea]William Christie 6:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "Where shall I seek the charming fair?" [Acis]William Christie 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "Stay, shepherd, stay!" [Damon]William Christie0:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "Shepherd, what art thou pursuing" [Damon]William Christie 3:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "Lo! Here my love" [Acis]William Christie0:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "Love in her eyes sits playing" [Acis]William Christie 6:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "Oh! Didst thou know the pains" [Galatea]William Christie0:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "As when the dove laments her love" [Galatea]William Christie 6:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "Happy we!" [Acis, Galatea]William Christie 2:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Acis and Galatea : Act 1 "Happy we!" [Chorus]William Christie 1:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Wretched lovers!" [Chorus]William Christie 4:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "I rage, I melt, I burn" [Polyphemus]William Christie 1:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "O ruddier than the cherry" [Polyphemus]William Christie 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Whither, fairest, art thou running" [Polyphemus, Galatea]William Christie0:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Cease to beauty to be suing" [Polyphemus]William Christie 4:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Would you gain the tender creature" [Damon]William Christie 5:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "His hideous love provokes my rage" [Acis]William Christie0:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Love sounds th'alarm" [Acis]William Christie 4:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Consider, fond shepherd" [Coridon]William Christie 6:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Cease, oh cease, thou gentle youth" [Galatea]William Christie0:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "The flocks shall leave the mountains" [Acis, Galatea, Polyphemus]William Christie 2:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Help, Galatea! Help, ye parent gods" [Acis]William Christie 1:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Mourn, all ye muses!" [Chorus]William Christie 3:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Must I my Acis still bemoan" [Galatea, Chorus]William Christie 6:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "'Tis done - thus I exert pow'r divine" [Galatea]William Christie0:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Heart, the seat of soft delight" [Galatea]William Christie 3:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Acis and Galatea : Act 2 "Galatea, dry thy tears" [Chorus]William Christie 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Theodora : Overture to Part I - AllegroWilliam Christie 3:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Theodora : Overture to Part I - TrioWilliam Christie 1:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Theodora : Overture to Part I - CouranteWilliam Christie 1:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Theodora : Part I "'Tis Diocletian's natal day" [Valens]William Christie0:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Theodora : Part I "Go, my faithful soldier, go" [Valens]William Christie 1:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Theodora : Part I "And draw a blessing down" [Chorus]William Christie 2:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Theodora : Part I "Vouchsafe, dread Sir, a gracious ear" [Didymus, Valens]William Christie0:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Theodora : Part I "Racks, gibbets, sword and fire" [Valens]William Christie 3:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Theodora : Part I "For ever thus stands fixed the doom" [Chorus]William Christie 1:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Theodora : Part I "Most cruel edict!" [Didymus]William Christie0:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Theodora : Part I "The raptur'd soul defies the sword" [Didymus]William Christie 8:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Theodora : Part I "I know thy virtues" [Septimius]William Christie0:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Theodora : Part I "Desend, kind pity, heav'nly guest" [Septimius]William Christie 6:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Theodora : Part I "Tho' hard, my friends" [Theodora]William Christie0:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Theodora : Part I "Fond, flatt'ring world, adieu!" [Theodora]William Christie 4:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Theodora : Part I "O bright example of all goodness!" [Irene]William Christie0:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Theodora : Part I "Bane of virtue" [Irene]William Christie 5:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Theodora : Part I "Come, mighty Father" [Chorus]William Christie 3:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Theodora : Part I "Fly, fly, my brethren" [Messenger] "Ah! whither should we fly?" [Irene]William Christie0:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Theodora : Part I "As with rosy steps the morn" [Irene]William Christie 5:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen51. Theodora : Part I "All pow'r in Heav'n above" [Chorus]William Christie 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Theodora : Part I "Mistaken wretches!" [Septimius]William Christie0:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Theodora : Part I "Dread the fruits of Christian folly" [Septimius]William Christie 2:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Theodora : Part I "Deluded mortal!" [Theodora, Septimius]William Christie 1:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen55. Theodora : Part I "Oh worse than death indeed!" [Theodora]William Christie0:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Theodora : Part I "Angels, ever bright and fair" [Theodora]William Christie 3:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen57. Theodora : Part I "Unhappy, happy crew!" [Didymus, Irene]William Christie 1:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Theodora : Part I "Kind Heav'n, if virtue be thy care" [Didymus]William Christie 5:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen59. Theodora : Part I "O love, how great thy pow'r!" [Irene]William Christie0:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen60. Theodora : Part I "Go gen'rous, pious youth" [Chorus]William Christie 5:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen61. Theodora : Part II "Ye men of Antioch" [Valens]William Christie0:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen62. Theodora : Part II "Queen of summer, queen of love" [Chorus]William Christie0:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen63. Theodora : Part II "Wide spread his name" [Valens]William Christie 2:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen64. Theodora : Part II "Return, Septimius" [Valens]William Christie0:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen65. Theodora : Part II "Venus, laughing from the skies" [Chorus]William Christie 1:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen66. Theodora : Part II SymphonyWilliam Christie 1:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen67. Theodora : Part II "O thou bright sun!" [Theodora]William Christie0:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen68. Theodora : Part II "With Darkness deep as is my woe" [Theodora]William Christie 3:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen69. Theodora : Part II SinfoniaWilliam Christie 1:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen70. Theodora : Part II "But why art thou disquieted, my soul?" [Theodora]William Christie0:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen71. Theodora : Part II "Oh, that I on wings could rise" [Theodora]William Christie 3:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen72. Theodora : Part II "Long have I known" [Didymus, Septimius]William Christie 1:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen73. Theodora : Part II "Tho' the honours that Flora and Venus receive" [Septimius]William Christie 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen74. Theodora : Part II "O save her then" [Didymus, Septimius]William Christie0:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen75. Theodora : Part II "Deeds of kindness to display" [Didymus]William Christie 6:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen76. Theodora : Part II "The clouds begin to veil the hemisphere" [Irene]William Christie0:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen77. Theodora : Part II "Defend her, Heav'n" [Irene]William Christie 4:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen78. Theodora : Part II "Or lulled with grief" [Didymus]William Christie0:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen79. Theodora : Part II "Sweet rose and lilly, flow'ry form" [Didymus]William Christie 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen80. Theodora : Part II "O save me, Heav'n" [Theodora, Didymus]William Christie 1:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen81. Theodora : Part II "The pilgrim's home, the sick man's health" [Theodora]William Christie 3:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen82. Theodora : Part II "Forbid it, Heav'n!" [Didymus]William Christie0:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen83. Theodora : Part II "Or say, what right have I" [Didymus, Theodora]William Christie 1:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen84. Theodora : Part II "To thee, thou glorious son of worth" [Theodora, Didymus]William Christie 4:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen85. Theodora : Part II "'Tis night, but night's sweet blessing" [Irene]William Christie0:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen86. Theodora : Part II "He saw the lovely youth" [Chorus]William Christie 5:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen87. Theodora : Part III "Lord to thee, each night and day" [Irene]William Christie 4:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen88. Theodora : Part III "But see, the good, the virtuous Didymus!" [Irene, Theodora]William Christie0:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen89. Theodora : Part III "When sunk in anguish and despair" [Theodora]William Christie 4:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen90. Theodora : Part III "Blest be the hand" [Chorus, Theodora]William Christie 3:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen91. Theodora : Part III "Undaunted in the court" [Messenger, Irene]William Christie0:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen92. Theodora : Part III "O my Irene, Heav'n is kind" "Stay me not, my friend" [Theodora]William Christie0:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen93. Theodora : Part III "Whither, Princess, do you fly" [Irene, Theodora]William Christie 1:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen94. Theodora : Part III "She's gone, disdaining liberty and life" [Irene]William Christie0:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen95. Theodora : Part III "New scenes of joy come crowding on" [Irene]William Christie 3:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen96. Theodora : Part III "Is it a Christian virtue, then" [Valens, Didymus] "Be that my doom" [Theodora, Septimius]William Christie 1:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen97. Theodora : Part III "From Virtue springs each gen'rous deed" [Septimius]William Christie 7:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen98. Theodora : Part III "Cease, ye slaves, your fruitless pray'r" [Valens]William Christie 1:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen99. Theodora : Part III "'Tis kind, my friends" [Didymus, Theodora]William Christie0:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen100. Theodora : Part III "How strange their ends" [Chorus]William Christie 4:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen101. Theodora : Part III "On me your frowns" [Didymus, Theodora, Valens]William Christie0:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen102. Theodora : Part III "And must such beauty suffer!" [Didymus, Theodora, Septimius]William Christie0:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen103. Theodora : Part III "Streams of pleasure ever flowing..." "Thither let our hearts aspire!" [Didymus, Theodora]William Christie 5:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen104. Theodora : Part III "Ere this their doom is past" [Irene]William Christie0:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen105. Theodora : Part III "O love divine, thou source of fame" [Irene, Chorus]William Christie 4:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen106. Agrippina condotta a morire HWV110 : I "Dunque sarà pur vero, che disseti la terra il sangue mio?" [Soprano]Eva Mei 1:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen107. Agrippina condotta a morire HWV110 : II "Orrida, oscura l'etra si renda" [Soprano]Eva Mei 3:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen108. Agrippina condotta a morire HWV110 : III "Ma pria che d'empia morte" [Soprano]Eva Mei0:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen109. Agrippina condotta a morire HWV110 : IV "Renda cenere il tiranno" [Soprano]Eva Mei 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen110. Agrippina condotta a morire HWV110 : V "Sì, sì, del gran tiranno provi l'alta potenza 'l traditore" [Soprano]Eva Mei 1:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen111. Agrippina condotta a morire HWV110 : VI "Come, o Dio! bramo la morte a chi ebbe via da me?" [Soprano]Eva Mei 6:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen112. Agrippina condotta a morire HWV110 : VII "Se infelice al mondo vissi" [Soprano]Eva Mei 4:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen113. Agrippina Condotta A Morire Hwv110 : VIII "Prema L'Ingrato Figlio Di Plaustro Trionfal Sponde Gemmate" [Soprano]Eva Mei 1:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen114. Agrippina condotta a morire HWV110 : IX "Su, lacerate il seno, ministri" [Soprano]Eva Mei 1:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen115. Agrippina condotta a morire HWV110 : X "Ecco a morte già corro" [Soprano]Eva Mei0:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen116. Armida abbandonata HWV105 : I "Dietro l'orme fugaci del guerrier" [Soprano]Eva Mei 1:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen117. Armida abbandonata HWV105 : II "Ah! crudele, e pur ten' vai" [Soprano]Eva Mei 5:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen118. Armida abbandonata HWV105 : III "Per te mi struggo, infido" [Soprano]Eva Mei0:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen119. Armida abbandonata HWV105 : IV "O voi, dell'incostante" [Soprano]Eva Mei0:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen120. Armida abbandonata HWV105 : V "Venti, venti, fermate, sì" [Soprano]Eva Mei 2:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen121. Armida abbandonata HWV105 : VI "Ma che parlo, che dico?" [Soprano]Eva Mei 1:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen122. Armida abbandonata HWV105 : VII "In tanti affanni miei assistimi almen tu, Nume d'amore!" [Soprano]Eva Mei 3:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen123. La Lucrezia HWV145 : I "O Numi eterni! O stelle! che fulminate empii tiranni" [Soprano]Eva Mei 1:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen124. La Lucrezia HWV145 : II "Già superbo del mio affanno" [Soprano]Eva Mei 4:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen125. La Lucrezia HWV145 : III "Ma voi forse nel Cielo, per castigo maggior del mio delitto" [Soprano]Eva Mei0:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen126. La Lucrezia HWV145 : IV "Il suol che preme, l'aura che spira l'empio Romano" [Soprano]Eva Mei 3:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen127. La Lucrezia HWV145 : V "Ah! che ancor nell'abisso dormon le furie! [Soprano]Eva Mei 1:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen128. La Lucrezia HWV145 : VI "Alla salma infedel porga la pena" [Soprano]Eva Mei 2:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen129. La Lucrezia HWV145 : VII "A voi, padre, consorte, a Roma, al mondo presento il mio morir" [Soprano]Eva Mei0:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen130. La Lucrezia Hwv145 : VIII "Già Nel Seno Comincia A Compir Questo Ferro I Duri Uffizii" [Soprano]Eva Mei 1:38£0.79  Buy MP3 

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something special 30 May 2009
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This is really something special. Or rather two rather special things and some interesting extras. Acis and Galatea is given a wonderful performance, sprightly and passionate and beautifully sung. And Theodora - surely one of Handel's most beautiful scores - is also stunningly done. And the price makes all this something of a bargain as well.

Beauty is to the fore - in the choice of voices and in the playing of Les Arts Florissants. Christie favours brisk speeds but the effect is of lightness and grace rather than things sounding driven. Sophie Daneman is a star of both sets. She has a lovely voice, attractively girlish and appealing and with a richly varied tonal palette. At times (and especially in Theodora) she uses a "breathy" quality in the sound which might not be to all tastes. It helps her to sound vulnerable and for me it works but even those who feel less comfortable with it will surely warm to the many other ravishing sounds that she makes! Other singers also can be held up for the beautiful qualities of their voices. Richard Croft (in Theodora) is one strong example.

The last disk is given over to some early Handel Italian cantatas - dramatic in an extremely Italian was and not really obviously by Handel - and these appear well performed by Il Giardino Armonico with Giovanni Antonini. They represent a tour de force for soprano Eva Mei.

I feel confident that this Acis must be one of the top recommendations of the work. It is lighter and a little less dramatic than the wonderful Robert King version but it is very stylish and almost as well sung. I haven't heard the McCreesh version of Theodora and feel sure it is wonderful (I'm quite a McCreesh fan!) ...
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK 13 Jan 2013
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Bad tagging of the tracks. A lot of editing to do after ripping to hard drive. Quality of tracks OK
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4.0 out of 5 stars I haven't listened to this yet. Instead I take ... 22 April 2014
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I haven't listened to this yet. Instead I take exception to a note on the back of the box which indicates text in English, French and German. There are NO translations for any of the works. The texts referred to are for the liner notes only. I feel the note on the back is too misleading.
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