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Handel: Alceste - Andrew Foster-Williams (bass); Ben Hulett (tenor); Benjamin Hulett (tenor); Elizabeth Weisberg (soprano);...
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  1. Alceste, incidental music, HWV 45
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Handel wrote incidental music for only one play, Tobias Smollett's Alceste, and it was never produced, so the composer, characteristically, recycled most of its major numbers. In this recording, Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Company deliver a distinguished account of the rarely performed or recorded complete score. Written in 1750, late in Handel's career, it is clearly the work of the composer at the height of his powers, and many of its numbers deserve broader exposure. The soprano aria "Gentle Morpheus" is easily ...

Handel: Alceste 2012, Chandos

UPC: 095115078822