Two outstanding 6-cd box sets from Warner Classics for Handel's 250th anniversary include Penguin Guide three star performances by some of the greatest names in classical music:HANDEL MESSIAH, SAMSON & OPERA ARIAS - by the English Chamber Orchestra and Choir with Felicity Palmer, Janet Baker, Marilyn Horne, Ryland Davies, Benjamin Luxon, Jennifer Larmore and others.HANDEL CONCERTI GROSSI, WATER MUSIC & MUSIC FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS - by Jean-Francois Paillard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt with Concentus Musicus Wien, Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists.Both sets at £35.99 saves £16.00 over mrrps of £25.99 each.
Handel's Alcina and Orlando, with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Natalie Dessay, Susan Graham, Renee Fleming and many others.
Il Trionfo del Tempo, Teseo, Amadigi, with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, Nathalie Stutzmann, Bernarda Fink, Derek Lee Ragin and others.
L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Tamerlano, Il Pastor Fido, Terpischore, ballet music, with John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Monteverdi Choir.
Messiah, Samson, Arias from Rinaldo and other operas, with Raymond Leppard, the English Chamber Orchestra and Choir, Felicity Palmer, Helen Watts, Jennifer Larmore, Robert Tear and others.
Semele, La Resurrezione, Israel in Egypt, Dixit Dominus, The Ways of Zion Do Mourn, Zadok the Priest, with John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
Belshazzar, Jeptha, with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus Musicus Wien, the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Mozart Sangerknaben, and Stockholm Kammerkoren.
Saul, Alexander's Feast, Apollo e Dafne, Ode for St Cecilia's Day, Giulio Cesare (highlights), with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus Musicus Wien.
Acis & Galatea, Theodora, Cantatas with William Christie and Les Atrs Florissants, Il Giardino Armonico and others.
Handel's Concerti Grossi, Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Concertos with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus Musicus Wien, John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists.
Handel Organ Concertos and Harpsichord Suites with Ton Koopman, Scott Ross, Oliver Beaumont and others.
This outstanding series of six-cd box sets, compiled by Warner Classics in commemoration of 250 years since Handel's death in 1759, has Penguin Guide three star performances by some of the greatest names in classical musicWilliam Christie, Natalie Dessay, Renee Fleming, John Eliot Gardiner, Nicholas Harnoncourt, and many others perform key works by Handel including: Concerti Grossi, Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Giulio Cesare, Orlando, Rinaldo, Tamerlano, Alexander's Feast, Belshazzar, Israel in Egypt, Jeptha, the Messiah, Samson, Saul, Dixit Dominus, Zadok the Priest, Ode for St Cecelia's Day, and much, much more.Six-cd box sets just £19.99 each (usually £25.99), or all ten sets for only £159.90 (saves £100.00 over mrrps).Please phone for details on individual sets.