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Compact Discs  George Frideric Handel: Samson
CV 83.425/00
 
George Frideric Handel composed his oratorio Samson in 1741, immediately following completion of Messiah. The enthusiasm for the work by many of Handel's contemporaries, some of whom valued it more highly than Messiah, survived into the 19th century, when Samson was considered among the most popular works at large choir festivals. The story tells of Samson, the man of superhuman strength, leader of the people of Israel, who let himself be seduced by Dalila and then reveals the secret of his strength: it lies in his long hair. Dalila cuts off his hair when he sleeps so that the Philistines can overpower him. However, with trust in God, the hero regains his strength, topples the temple and in so doing dies in their ruins. After hearing a reading of John Milton's drama Samson Agonistes Handel was enthusiastic about the story and was inspired to great music. It is not only the impressive choruses of the Israelites and the Philistines which make this oratorio one of his great masterpieces. In his recording from the Dresdner Frauenkirche Nicholas McGegan succeeds in conveying his enthusiasm for Handel's Samson to all of the participants, especially the listeners. It would not be surprising if this recording acted to spark a rediscovery of this great work for concert and music hall.
Catalogue number: HWV 57
Language: English
 
Carus CD series: Music from the Frauenkirche Dresden, George Frideric Handel
genres: Oratorios
 
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Ensemble: FestspielOrchester Göttingen
Ensemble: NDR Chor Hamburg
CD 1: 4, 6, 14, 26, 28,
CD 2: 2, 9, 14, 20, 22, 23,
CD 3: 4, 8, 10, 13, 16, 19, 21
Soloist - soprano: Sophie Daneman
CD 1: 5,
CD 2: 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 23,
CD 3: 19, 21
Soloist - alto: Franziska Gottwald
CD 1: 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 25, 27,
CD 2: 1, 2, 3, 12, 15, 19,
CD 3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18
Soloist - tenor: Thomas Cooley
CD 1: 3, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23, 24, 27,
CD 2: 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 23,
CD 3: 1, 3, 5, 6

Michael Slattery
CD 1: 7, 18, 19,
CD 3: 10, 15
Soloist - bass: Wolf Matthias Friedrich

CD 2: 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23,
CD 3: 1, 2, 5
George Frideric Handel: Samson




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CD 1: 28 Tracks (60:08)
CD 2: 23 Tracks (57:45)
CD 3: 21 Tracks (49:16)
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