The Sixteen: The Handel Collection (12 Cd Set)

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Label: CORO
Catalog: COR16080
Format: CD

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - conductor,

G.F. Handel: Samson / Israel in Egypt / Esther / Heroes and Heroines / Alexander's Feast / Delirio Amoroso / Fedel e Costante / Coronation Anthems

Eight of The Sixteen’s celebrated Handel recordings (12 CDs in total) in one beautiful boxed set edition
Right on the heels of their DVD releases of Sacred Music, the Sixteen has compiled their recordings of Handel, and boxed them up in a fabulous collector's edition. these discs were all full price ($24 or more) when first released, so this set of 12 discs certainly is a bargain. Essentially, you get 12 for the price of 4. The sixteen have frimly established themselves as THE chamber choir for Handel, Bach, and all manners of early music. They simply are the best! The box included Alexander's Feast, Samson, and the Coronation Anthems, all of which were highly lauded when originally released. This set is full of Handel favourites and rarities, and is not to be missed. An unparalleled value!

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have long been celebrated for their recordings and performances of Handel. Over the past three decades Harry Christophers and his award-winning ensemble have expanded their Handel repertoire to take in his greatest works and have performed them to audiences across the globe from the UK, Europe and the Middle East to Australia and Japan. They have also made numerous celebrated recordings of Handel’s masterpieces and this twelve CD boxed set features a selection of some of their finest discs along with three remarkable solo albums featuring The Sixteen’s celebrated orchestra and acclaimed sopranos Sarah Connolly, Ann Murray and Elin Manahan Thomas.
- Samson (COR16008) “Powerful choral singing from The Sixteen and alert playing by the period-instrument band make this the most pleasurable Samson yet recorded.” Sunday Times - Israel in Egypt (COR16011) Of all Handel's great oratorios, Israel in Egypt is second only to messiah in drama. It is dominated by massive virtuosic choruses, making it the perfect piece for The Sixteen. - Esther (COR16019) "The 'sound' of Esther, superbly communicated in the recorded performance here, is pure enchantment...” Classical Music

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