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Best of Händel

By Deutsche Grammophon

Händel was forbidden from learning music by his father but went on to become one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period. Here are 25 of the composer’s greatest works including: the joyous Hallelujah Chorus, the jubilant Music for the Royal Fireworks and the beautiful Ombra Mai Fu.

25 songs

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    4:270:30
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    3:590:30
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    Music For The Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: La RéjouissanceGeorge Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Meyer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael KubelikA Handel Weekend
    1:580:30
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    Organ Concerto No.6 In B Flat, Op.4 No.6, HWV 294 - Version For Harp: 1. Andante AllegroGeorge Frideric Handel, Nicanor Zabaleta, Orchestre de Chambre Paul Kuentz, Paul KuentzThe Splendour of the Harp (2 CDs)
    5:430:30
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    Organ Concerto No.6 In B Flat, Op.4 No.6, HWV 294 - Version For Harp: 2. LarghettoGeorge Frideric Handel, Nicanor Zabaleta, Orchestre de Chambre Paul Kuentz, Paul KuentzThe Splendour of the Harp (2 CDs)
    5:110:30
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    Organ Concerto No.6 In B Flat, Op.4 No.6, HWV 294 - Version For Harp: 3. Allegro moderatoGeorge Frideric Handel, Nicanor Zabaleta, Orchestre de Chambre Paul Kuentz, Paul KuentzThe Splendour of the Harp (2 CDs)
    2:430:30
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    3:010:30
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    3:100:30
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    2:380:30
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    Water Music Suite No.1 In F, HWV 348: 5. AirGeorge Frideric Handel, The English Concert, Trevor PinnockHandel: Water Music
    3:040:30
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    3:400:30
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    Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3: 58. "See, The Conqu'ring Hero Comes!..See, The Godlike Youth Advance!...See, The Conqu'ring Hero Comes!"George Frideric Handel, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys ChoirDies Irae - The Essential Choral Collection (2 CDs)
    2:520:30
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    1:460:30
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    3:240:30
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    4:130:30
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    4:040:30
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    Concerto "Amabile beltà" (Arr. For Flute, English Horn And Orchestra): 3. Largo ("Softly Sweet in Lydian Measures" From Oratorio 'Alexander's Feast', HWV 75)George Frideric Handel, Albrecht Mayer, Matthieu Gauci-Ancelin, Jakub Haufa, Monika Razynska, Sinfonia VarsoviaHandel: The Essentials
    3:080:30
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    Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122: Felicissima quest'alma - ExcerptGeorge Frideric Handel, Anna Prohaska, Arcangelo, Jonathan CohenHandel: The Essentials
    2:360:30
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    4:280:30
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    "Will The Sun Forget To Streak" From Oratorio 'Solomon', HWV 67 (Arr. For Oboe, Violin, Harpsichord And Orchestra)George Frideric Handel, Albrecht Mayer, Sinfonia Varsovia, Jakub Haufa, Monika RazynskaVocalise
    4:310:30
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    Giulio Cesare in Egitto HWV 17 / Atto terzo: No.39 Duetto "Caro, più amabile beltà"George Frideric Handel, Magdalena Kozená, Marijana Mijanovic, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc MinkowskiHandel: Giulio Cesare
    4:190:30
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    Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3: 43. Air: I Know That My Redeemer LivethGeorge Frideric Handel, Lynne Dawson, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc MinkowskiHandel: Messiah
    6:090:30
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    Music For The Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 5. Menuet IGeorge Frideric Handel, The English Concert, Trevor PinnockHandel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
    1:300:30
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    Donna, che in ciel di tanta luce splendi, HWV 233: Aria con coro: "Maria, salute e speme"George Frideric Handel, Anne Sofie von Otter, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel, ChorusHandel: Marian Cantatas And Arias
    4:420:30
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    5:230:30

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