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Handel - Giulio Cesare / Jacobs Box set, Import


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Disc: 1
1. Ov - Con Koln/Rene Jacobs
2. Act 1, Scene 1. Cesare E Curio: Viva Il Nostro Alcide - Con Koln/Rene Jacobs
3. Act 1, Scene 1. Cesare E Curio: Aria: Presti Omai/Scene 2. Cornelia, Sesto E Detti - Jennifer Larmore
4. Act 1, Scene 3. Achilla, E Detti: Aria: Empio, Diro - Jennifer Larmore
5. Act 1, Scene 4. Curio, Sesto E Cornelia: Aria: Priva Son D'Ogni Conforto - Bernarda Fink
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Disc: 2
1. Act 1, Scene 9. Cesare, Tolomeo Ed Achilla: Cesare, Alla Tua Destra/Aria: Va Tacito/Scene 10... - Derek Lee Ragin/Jennifer Larmore
2. Act 1, Scene 11. Cornelia, Sesto, Ed Achilla: Aria: Tu Sei Il Cor - Furio Zanasi
3. Act 1, Scene 11. Cornelia, Sesto, Ed Achilla: Son Nata A Lagrimar - Bernarda Fink/Marianne Rorholm
4. Act 2, Scene 1. Cleopatra, E Nireno: Eseguisti, O Niren - Barbara Schlick
5. Act 2, Scene 2. Nireno, E Poi Cesare: Sinf - Con Koln/Rene Jacobs
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Disc: 3
1. Act 2, Scene 8. Curio, E Detti: Che Sento?/Aria: Se Pieta - Barbara Schlick
2. Act 2, Scene 9. Tolomeo, Cornelia, E Poi Sesto: Aria: Belle Dee/Scene 10. Achilla, E Detti - Derek Lee Ragin
3. Act 2, Scene 11. Sesto, E Cornelia. Aria: L'Aura Che Spira - Marianne Rorholm
4. Act 3, Scene 1. Achilla: Aria: Dal Fulgor - Furio Zanasi
5. Act 3, Scene 2. Tolomeo, Cleopatra: Sinf - Con Koln/Rene Jacobs
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Disc: 4
1. Act 3, Scene Ultima. Cesare, Cleopatra, Curio, Nireno, Sesto E Cornelia: Sinf - Con Koln/Rene Jacobs
2. Act 3, Scene Ultima. Cesare, Cleopatra, Curio, Nireno, Sesto E Cornelia: Caro/Bella - Barbara Schlick/Jennifer Larmore
3. Act 3, Scene Ultima. Cesare, Cleopatra, Curio, Nireno, Sesto E Cornelia: Ritorni Omai - Con Koln/Rene Jacobs
4. Appendix: Aria: Qui Perde Un Momento - Dominique Visse

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  • Performer: Jennifer Larmore, Bernarda Fink, Derek Lee Ragin, Furio Zanasi, Dominique Visse, et al.
  • Orchestra: Concerto Koln
  • Conductor: Rene Jacobs
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Audio CD (December 11, 1992)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
  • ASIN: B000027O71
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,287 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Well, Minkowski's choice is by far the better.
Leila
Jacobs is very successful in making this a truly dramatic theatrical performance and not just a series of beautiful da capo arias.
Marcolorenzo
You can't get a better Handel recording than this one - a highly recommended buy!
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Frank Paris on October 11, 2002
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I am a big Charles Mackerras fan, and generally love his performances. So when I found myself less than enchanted with his recording of "Giulio Cesare" I blamed it on the music, and more or less forgot about the work, letting the album languish on my shelf for years without listening to it. Then I recently bought the "New Penguin Opera Guide" (a book to die for, by the way) and started reading through all the Handel operas, since I am a huge fan of these works (and his oratorios). Imagine my surprise to learn that "Giulio Cesare" is considered one of Handel's finest operas! I thought to myself, "Don't I have that opera?" Looking through my shelves of Handel, sure enough, I rediscovered my Mackerras recording and played it. Nope. Didn't like it, so decided to search for another recording, and the only other one of note is this Rene Jacobs recording, so I quickly ordered it from Amazon. From the first few bars, WOW! What have I been MISSING? I just LOVE this Jacobs performance. Now THAT's the Handel I know and love, I said to myself. This is a very exciting, idiomatic performance and can only wonder what happened to Mackerras when he turned his baton to it. Highly recommended.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By madamemusico on August 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Handel's "Giulio Cesare" is undoubtedly his masterpiece, the greatest Baroque opera ever written. It deals with both history and the complex feelings of its characters honestly, portraying them in music that exhibits the very height of the form.

Unfortunately, Baroque opera was all about singing alternating arias (and duets) in a mostly rapid fashion with lots of machine-like runs, trills, and staccato notes. This style went the way of the dinosaur with the later works of Gluck and the following operatic styles of Spontini, Berlioz and Verdi, all of which are far more popular today. Thus we have to make a tremendous "ear adjustment" in order to appreciate this style, which is even far more ornate than the operas of Cavalli and Monteverdi.

Within these contexts, however, the present cast and conductor give us a sturdy, powerful performance, spearheaded by the superb mezzo Jennifer Larmore as Caesar. This was only her second recording (the first was as Maddalena in the Telarc recording of "Rigoletto"), and it catapulted her to fame. The rest of the cast is very good within the confines of this style, and Rene Jacobs--himself an excellent countertenor turned conductor--leads his forces with spirited commitment.

The reason I only gave this recording 4 stars instead of 5 is because, to my ears, Jacobs' conducting is a tad metronomic, not as bad as Christopher Hogwood but not as fluid as William Christie or the remarkable Mark Minkowski. Minkowski's "Giulio Cesare," unfortunately, suffers from a sub-par performance by Ann Sophie von Otter that crucially mars the opera, so this is probably the best choice.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marcolorenzo on February 25, 2006
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Jacobs is very successful in making this a truly dramatic theatrical performance and not just a series of beautiful da capo arias. This is the complete opera without any cuts. Jennifer Larmore is miraculous as are Barnarda Fink and Derek Lee Ragin. This will probably remain the definitive recording of this opera for a long time.
Two very fine new recordings of this work have recently been made 1) by Petras on MDG, without any supersatrs, and 2)the recording of this year's Paris Pleyel Theatre production with Scholl and Bartoli to be released soon by Decca. These new recordings may have superceded this mythical recording by Jacobs. To be verified.Giulio Cesare Hwv 17
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Leila on August 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I have owned Minkowski's about a year, maybe more. Being a huge fan of Handel's operas&oratoriums, this opera moved, thrilled and got me high from the first time I heard its music. Minkowski was a great election for the first time ever hearing. Now I've grown deeply in love with the composition I thought it was the time to give it a try with beloves Larmore in the cast. So I bought the Jacob's. To start with, the tempos are quite more on the slow side, and some time too much on the quick side (the virtuosity of Concerto Köln has to be shown), while Minkowski tempos are more balanced. I like better Larmore (Jacob=J)as Caesar, though Marijana Mijanovic (Minkowski=M)does a superb one but her voice is too "countertenor-like" when compared whith Larmore's. But I could be biased because I do not like countertenors. Even being this the case, I like Mijanovic voice quite a lot though more androginous, and I liked her very much in her Caesar performance. I find Cornelia better represented in Bernarda Fink (J) than in Charlotte Hellenkant (M)-she is too wheezy for me, and though Marianne Rorholm (J)misses the words in the opening aria of Sesto, I find her more credible as Sesto than Anne Sofie von Otter. Sorry, because I like von Otter A LOT, but she's too on the lighter side when singing Sesto while Rorholm's voice conveys more character. I like best Magdalena Kozena's (M) voice as Cleopatra than Barbara Schlick, though the latter is the winner when it comes to expressivity. To my despair, there are also countertenors in the Jacob version... The two Ptolomeos are ok by me, since I don't like countertenors... Nireno, well, I couldn't say and I won't bother.
BUT THE BASSES!!! Well, Minkowski's choice is by far the better.
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