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Handel - Susanna / Hunt, Minter, Feldman, W. Parker, J. Thomas, D. Thomas, PBO, McGegan Import

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Susanna: Overture 4:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Susanna, Part 1: How long, Oh Lord, shall Israel groan? 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Susanna, Part 1: Clouds o'ertake the brightest day 5:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Susanna, Part 1: When thou art nigh 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Susanna, Part 1: Who fears the Lord may dare all foes 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Susanna, Part 1: When first I saw my lovely maid 4:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Susanna, Part 1: Would custom bid 7:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Susanna, Part 1: Peace crown'd with roses 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Susanna, Part 1: Without the swain's assiduous care 6:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Susanna, Part 1: The parent bird in search of food 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Susanna, Part 1: On Joacim may every joy attend 1:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Susanna, Part 1: Bending to the throne of glory 5:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Susanna, Part 1: Tyrannic love 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Susanna, Part 1: Ye verdant hills, ye balmy vales 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Susanna, Part 1: Say, is it fit that age? 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Susanna, Part 1: The oak that for a thousand years 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Susanna, Part 1: When the trumpet sounds to arms 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Susanna, Part 1: Righteous heav'n beholds their guile 5:11$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Susanna, Part 2: Frost nips the flowers0:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Susanna, Part 2: On fair Euphates' verdant side 5:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Susanna, Part 2: Lead me to some cool retreat0:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Susanna, Part 2: Crystal streams in murmurs flowing 8:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Susanna, Part 2: Ask if yon damask rose 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Susanna, Part 2: Beneath the cypress' gloomy shade 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Susanna, Part 2: But hark, what sudden noise?0:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Susanna, Part 2: Blooming as the face of spring 5:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Susanna, Part 2: The torrent that sweeps in its course 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Susanna, Part 2: Away, ye tempt me both in vain 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Susanna, Part 2: I caught the fair delinquent0:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Susanna, Part 2: If guiltless blood be your intent 8:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Susanna, Part 2: Let justice reign 2:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Susanna, Part 2: Is fair Susanna false?0:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Susanna, Part 2: On the rapid whirlwind's wing 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Susanna, Part 2: Oh Joacim, thy wedded truth! 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Susanna, Part 3: The cause is decided 1:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Susanna, Part 3: Faith displays her rosy wing 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Susanna, Part 3: Round thy urn my tears shall flow 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Susanna, Part 3: 'Tis not age's sullen face 5:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Susanna, Part 3: Impartial heav'n! 6:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Susanna, Part 3: Chastity, thou cherub bright 6:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Susanna, Part 3: Gold within the furnace try'd 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Susanna, Part 3: Raise your voice to sounds of joy 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Susanna, Part 3: Bless'd be the day that gave Susanna birth! 2:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Susanna, Part 3: Guilt trembling spoke my doom 6:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Susanna, Part 3: To my chaste Susanna's praise 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Susanna, Part 3: A virtuous wife shall soften Fortune's frown 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Performer: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Drew Minter, Jill Feldman, William Parker, Jeffrey Thomas, et al.
  • Orchestra: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, U.C. Berkeley Chamber Chorus
  • Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Audio CD (September 14, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi (France)
  • ASIN: B0000007CP
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,074 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Leslie Richford on April 23, 2006
Format: Audio CD
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759): Susanna. Oratorio. First performed 1749. Complete version including all the music that Handel later deleted. Performed by Lorraine Hunt and Jill Feldman, soprano, Drew Minter, countertenor, Jeffrey Thomas, tenor, David Thomas and William Parker, bass; the U.C. Berkely Chamber Choir; the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco, conducted by Nicholas McGegan.
Recorded live in September, 1989, at the Hertz Hall at the University of California.
Harmonia Mundi 907030.32 (boxed set of 3 CDs). Total time: 2 h 58'22".

What a pity that Harmonia Mundi has deleted this first full recording of Handel's late oratorio "Susanna" from its catalogue. If, like me, you can manage to get hold of a second-hand copy, then do so by all means, for this Gramophone Award-winning set of discs is good for many hours of intensely pleasurable listening and provides insights into Handel's later style that are denied those who limit themselves to "Messiah" and "Israel in Egypt" or to his more dynamic, perhaps even blustery early works and operas. "Susanna", the story taken from a piece of Jewish writing from the 2nd century B. C. (and usually included in the "Apocrypha"), is a comparatively small-scale work with a lot of intimate writing: Lorraine Hunt, soprano, as Susanna, and Drew Minter, countertenor, as her husband Joacim, have wreaths of delightful airs in which they praise either each other or the delights of love and virtue.
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