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Georg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer
Xerxes (Serse)

Album DE 1979 on CBS Masterworks label
Classical (Baroque, Opera)

First Complete Recording / Premier Enregistrement Integral / Erste Gesamtaufnahme Recorded in Notre Dame de Liban, Paris, March-April, 1979. Front cover: "Un Persan à Paris" (Anon.); courtesy: Musée de Châalis. Ⓟ1979 CBS Disques, CBS Inc. / Made in Germany (labels). The 40-page booklet (seize 12' by 12') contains notes in French, English, German and Italian. Besides black and white photos it also contains the sung-texts (Libretti) in the same languages. The booklet and the 3 LP's are stored in a luxurious fully laminated reinforced cardboard box.

        
Musicians
PortraitGeorg Friedrich Händel 1685-1759 GB
album by
PortraitJean-Claude Malgoire ob, *1940 FR
conductor, liner notes, french translation: sung-texts, album by
La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy
orchestra, album by
PortraitCarolyn Watkinson voc, *1949 GB
mezzo-soprano vocals, xerxes, album by
PortraitBarbara Hendricks voc, *1948 US
soprano vocals, romilda, album by
PortraitPaul Esswood voc, *1942 GB
countertenor vocals, arsamene, album by
PortraitOrtrun Wenkel fl, *1942 DE
contralto vocals, amastre, album by
PortraitAnne-Marie Rodde ss, *1943 FR
soprano vocals, atalanta, album by
PortraitUlrik Cold voc, 1939-2010 DK
bass vocals, ariodate, album by
Ulrich Studer *1945 DE
baritone vocals, elviro, album by
Claude Wassmer bsn,
bassoon
Jean-Louis Fiat bsn,
bassoon
Ensemble Vocal Jean Bridier
choir
Daniele Salzer p,
harpsichord, continuo
André Both alp, FR
horn, natural horn
PortraitMichel Garcin-Marrou alp, FR
horn, natural horn
Rudolf Steglich
liner notes, german translation: sung-texts
Alain Ripoche ob,
oboe
Marc Ecochard
oboe
Michel Henry ob,
oboe
PortraitJean-Pierre Canihac cor, *1947 FR
trumpet, natural trumpet
Jean-Philippe Vasseur vl, *1946 FR
viola
Martin Sonneveld vl,
viola
Bernadette Charbonnier vn,
violin
PortraitDaniel Cuiller vn, acg,
violin
PortraitFlorence Malgoire vn, FR
violin
PortraitFrançois Fernandez vn, *1960 FR
violin
Genette Foster
violin
PortraitGilbert Bezzina vn, *1946 FR
violin
Hazelle Miloradovich
violin
PortraitLars Brolin vl, vn, SE
violin
Mireille Cardoze
violin
PortraitDavid Simpson vc, vn, FR
violoncello
Michel Malaprade
violoncello
PortraitClaire Giardelli vc,
violoncello, continuo
Jean-Louis Charbonnier bsn, vc, FR
violone
Producers
Allen Weinberg art direction
Peter Nutter design, libretto design
Georges Kisselhoff engineer
Mireille Landmann engineer
Karl Dietrich Gräwe liner notes
Rodolfo Celletti liner notes
Winton Dean liner notes
Claude Gassian photography by
Georges Kadar producer
Bernard Huneau recorder
Jean-Claude Veilhan recorder
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Opera Serse (Xerxes)Georg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer
2Act 1Georg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer
3Scene I, II, III, IV, VGeorg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer28:55
4Scene VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XIGeorg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer29:27
5Scene XII, XIII, XIVGeorg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer17:32
6Act 2Georg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer
7Scene I, II, III, IVGeorg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer15:10
8Scene V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XGeorg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer31:54
9Scene XI, XII, XIIIGeorg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer11:43
10Act 3Georg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer
11Scene I, II, IIIGeorg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer17:37
12Scene IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X (Final)Georg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer29:31
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