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Jon Vickers sings Handel's 'Samson'

The Classical Shop
release date: April 2009


Artists:

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden


Raymond Leppard


Joan Carlyle

Dalila (soprano)

David Kelly

Harapha (bass)

Joan Sutherland

Israelite Woman (soprano)

Joseph Rouleau

Manoa (tenor)

Lauris Elms

Micah (contralto)

Jon Vickers

Samson (tenor)

Royal Opera Chorus



Venue:

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

1958

Record Label
MP Live

Genre:

Opera




Total Time - 135:28
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Samson

 
1 Symphony 4:10
2 Chorus: Awake the trumpet’s lofty sound! 2:17
3 Air: Ye men of Gaza, hither bring 3:41
4 Chorus: Awake the trumpet’s lofty sound 2:23
5 Air: Total eclipse! 4:32
6 Chorus: O first created beam 4:57
7 Accompagnato: The good we wish for, often prove our banes 4:52
8 Air: Why does the God of Israel 3:45
9 Accompagnato: My genial spirits droop, my hopes are flat 1:36
10 Air: Then long eternity shall greet your bliss 4:52
11 Chorus: Then round about the starry throne 4:39
12 Air: Return, oh God of hosts! 4:12
13 Chorus: To dust his glory they would tread 7:10
14 Air: With plaintive notes and am’rous moan 5:08
15 Air: Your charms to ruin led the way 4:11
16 Duet: My faith and truth, oh Samson, prove 4:42
17 Duet: Traitor to love! I’ll sue no more 4:14
18 Air: Honour and arms scorn such a foe 5:24
19 Recitative: Cam’st thou for this? 1:13
20 Duet: Go, baffled coward, go 3:11
21 Chorus: Hear Jacob’s God, Jehovah, hear! 4:29
22 Chorus: Fix in his everlasting seat 2:52
23 Recitative: More trouble is behind 1:53
24 Air: Presuming slave, to move their wrath 3:43
25 Chorus: With thunder arm’d great God, arise 5:07
26 Air: Thus when the sun from wat’ry bed 3:55
27 Accompagnato – Air – Chorus: With might endued above the sons of men 3:42
28 Air: How willing my paternal love – Symphony of horror and confusion 4:02
29 Chorus: Hear us, oh God, oh hear our cry 1:53
30 Air: Ye sons of Israel, now lament 2:38
31 Chorus: Weep, Israel, weep a louder strain 1:43
32 A Dead March 3:44
33 Chorus: Glorious hero, may thy grave 5:01
34 Air: Let the bright seraphim in burning row 6:31
35 Chorus: Let their celestial concerts all unite 3:06
     
 Jon Vickers Samson (tenor)
 Joan Carlyle Dalila (soprano)
 Lauris Elms Micah (contralto)
 Joan Sutherland Israelite Woman (soprano)
 David Kelly Harapha (bass)
 Joseph Rouleau Manoa (tenor)
 Raymond Leppard
Samson and Vickers: two men of immense physical strength, lonely yet able to command the admiration of all around them, men of unwavering principle and heroic dedication who brooked no opposition. The tenor was perfectly cast, and his opening aria, ‘Total Eclipse’, could and would bring down the house, wherever he sang it. The role was one of his favourites and yet no recording of it has ever been issued, until now. With the young Joan Sutherland on hand for ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’, the supporting cast is hardly less distinguished. Mid-Samson rehearsal, Vickers once stormed out of one opera house in high dudgeon, having declared to the man in the pit that ‘I don’t have time to teach you how to conduct’. That man, however, was not Raymond Leppard, who stands at the forefront of the revival of Baroque oratorio and opera in this country, and it is his, somewhat abridged, edition of Handel’s oratorio that we hear. This is, safe to say, a unique contribution to Handel Year, 2009.

Samson and Vickers: two men of immense physical strength, lonely yet able to command the admiration of all around them, men of unwavering principle and heroic dedication who brooked no opposition. The tenor was perfectly cast, and his opening aria, ‘Total Eclipse’, could and would bring down the house, wherever he sang it. The role was one of his favourites and yet no recording of it has ever been issued, until now. With the young Joan Sutherland on hand for ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’, the supporting cast is hardly less distinguished. Mid-Samson rehearsal, Vickers once stormed out of one opera house in high dudgeon, having declared to the man in the pit that ‘I don’t have time to teach you how to conduct’. That man, however, was not Raymond Leppard, who stands at the forefront of the revival of Baroque oratorio and opera in this country, and it is his, somewhat abridged, edition of Handel’s oratorio that we hear. This is, safe to say, a unique contribution to Handel Year, 2009.

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