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Handel: Greatest Hits

George Frideric Handel , Raymond Leppard , André Rieu , Eugene Ormandy , Hartmut Haenchen , Pierre Boulez , Charles Groves , Richard P. Condie , Edita Gruberova , Wynton Marsalis , Igor Kipnis , English Chamber Orchestra , Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra , Albert de Klerk Audio CD
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listen  1. The Arrival of the Queen of ShebaRaymond Leppard;English Chamber Orchestra 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Water Music Suite No. 1 (Excerpts): 3. (Allegro) - Andante - (Allegro) da capoNew York Philharmonic 7:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Water Music Suite No. 1 (Excerpts): 5. AirNew York Philharmonic 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. 6. MinuetNew York Philharmonic 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Water Music Suite No. 1 (Excerpts): 7. BourreeNew York Philharmonic 1:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Water Music Suite No. 1 (Excerpts): 8. HornpipeNew York Philharmonic 1:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Largo from XerxesEugene Ormandy 5:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Music for the Royal Fireworks (Excerpts): 1. OuvertureNew York Philharmonic 8:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Music for the Royal Fireworks (Excerpts)/5. La rejouissance. Allegro (Instrumental)New York Philharmonic 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Harmonious Blacksmith (Air and Variations in E Major from Suite No. 5, Book I)Igor Kipnis 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson (Voice)Raymond Leppard;English Chamber Orchestra;Wynton Marsalis 5:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Sarabande from Suite in D minor for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.2, No.4, HWV 437Raymond Leppard;English Chamber Orchestra 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Water Music Suite No. 2, HWV 348-350: I. (untitled)Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach;Hartmut Haenchen 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Water Music Suite No. 2, HWV 348-350: II. Alla HornpipeKammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach;Hartmut Haenchen 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Water Music Suite No. 2, HWV 348-350: III. MinuetKammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach;Hartmut Haenchen 1:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. IV. LentementKammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach;Hartmut Haenchen 1:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. V. BourréeKammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach;Hartmut Haenchen0:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. II. Allegro from Concerto in F Major for Organ and Orchestra, No. 13, HWV 295 - The Cuckoo and the Nightingale (Excerpt)André Rieu;The Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Minuet from BereniceRaymond Leppard;English Chamber Orchestra 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. See, the Conqu'ring Hero Come from Judas MaccabaeusE. Power Biggs 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Eternal Source of Light Divine from Ode for the Birthday of Queen AnneRaymond Leppard;English Chamber Orchestra;Wynton Marsalis 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Hallelujah Chorus - From the "Messiah" (Voice)Eugene Ormandy 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: George Frideric Handel, Raymond Leppard, André Rieu, Eugene Ormandy, Hartmut Haenchen, et al.
  • Audio CD (August 9, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002A25
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,572 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Starter Collection April 1, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Handel is my favorite classical composer. He had a wonderful knack for melody and interesting counterpoint. This was the first Handel CD I bought, and it was a great place to start. I was not sure that I would like baroque music at the time, but this CD convinced me otherwise. There are some wonderful, fast orchestral pieces (such as the "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"), which are balanced by slower selections (such as the exerpt from "Xerxes" and "See, the Conqu'ring Hero Come"). "Eternal Source of Light Divine" is an extremely beautiful vocal piece. My only problem with this CD is that it made me want to buy other CD's of Handel's work which overlapped with some of the material on this collection. For example, this CD has exerpts from Handel's famous "Music for the Royal Fireworks" and "Water Music." In order to experience these works in their whole forms, I had to buy a CD that overlapped with the material on this one. However, this is an excellent Handel primer. It is the perfect collection to introduce a listener to one of the best and most accessible of the baroque composers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All Handel's Greatest Hits are not created equal. February 24, 2004
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Nothing else tops this unusually gorgeous rendering. Leppard's is the finest conducting of Handel to this reviewers ears. Especially the Xerxes Largo and the Watermusic
Hornpipes and Fireworks Oveurture tempi, legato and orchestration is full of warmth and energy. A true chiara scuro interpretation. Fabulous!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Handel's Greatest Hits February 25, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I found this recording disappointing in many respects. The sound quality was much lower than expected, especially on track 7 "Largo" which on the origional, Ormandy had created such a quiet grandeur. In trach 11 "Let the Bright Seraphim" Wynton Marsalis overpowered the singing of Edita Gruberova, whereas the music should always be the backup of the singer, and not vice versa. I don't know what happened to the "Hallelujah Chorus," but it didn't come off very well at all.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Second time around March 25, 2013
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Absolutely fabulous. This is my second time to purchase this CD. Absolutely love it. I played the first copy so many times that it started having some problems, so I purchased a second copy and am once again enjoying this thrilling music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grearest Hits a big hit. December 3, 2012
By marty
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The cd of Greatest Hits-Handel arrived on or before time promised. The cd was in very good conition. I've been enjoying the great music!
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