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The Handel Collection. Albums by The Sixteen

The Handel Collection. Albums by The Sixteen

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12-CD Boxed Set

Eight of The Sixteen’s celebrated Handel recordings (12 CDs in total) in one stylish boxed set.

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. They have also made numerous 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

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

HEROES AND HEROINES - Sarah Connolly (COR16025) 
An astonishing disc of Handel Arias sung by one of opera’s most celebrated mezzo-sopranos, Sarah Connolly.

'A remarkable recording is welcomed to the catalogue.' Repertoire, France

DELIRIO AMOROSO - Ann Murray (COR16030) 
'…a dazzling revelation of melodic freshness and inventive touch...Ann Murray sings superlatively.' BBC Music Magazine

FEDEL E COSTANTE - Elin Manahan Thomas (COR16045) 
'Her voice is hauntingly attractive, with an endearing simplicity' BBC Music Magazine

'This disc ranks as The Sixteen’s most exciting achievement in its impressive Handel discography' Gramophone

For track listings, follow the links to the individual CDs above.