Baroque Celebration

 HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695)
1  Venus' Air from King Arthur, Act V 3:04
  'Fairest isle'  
  Yvonne Kenny, Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry  
  from CHAN 3035 (Great Operatic Arias with Yvonne Kenny)  
2  Aerial Spirit's Solo from The Indian Queen, Act I 1:31
  'I attempt from love's sickness'  
  Yvonne Kenny, Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry  
  from CHAN 3035 (Great Operatic Arias with Yvonne Kenny)  
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
3  Cornelia's Aria from Julius Caesar 6:10
  'Grief and woe all hope deny me'  
  Sarah Walker, English National Opera Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras  
  from CHAN 3019(3) Julius Caesar  
4  Jupiter's Air from Semele 4:20
  'Where'er you walk'  
  Bruce Ford, Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry  
  from CHAN 3006 (Great Operatic Arias with Bruce Ford)  
5  Sextus' Aria from Julius Caesar 5:05
  'Wounded, the serpent ne'er reposes'  
  Della Jones, English National Opera Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras  
  from CHAN 3019(3) Julius Caesar  
6  Polyphemus' Recitative and Air from Acis and Galatea 4:41
  'I rage, I rage, I rage, I melt, I burn' -  
  'O ruddier than the cherry'  
  John Tomlinson, Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry  
  from CHAN 3044 (Great Operatic Arias with John Tomlinson)  
   
7  Almirena's Aria from Rinaldo 4:16
  'Hear thou my weeping'  
  (Lascia ch'io pianga)  
  Yvonne Kenny, Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry  
  from CHAN 3035 (Great Operatic Arias with Yvonne Kenny)  
   
8  Ptolemy's Aria from Julius Caesar 4:18
  'I shall tame your pride unbending'  
  James Bowman  
   
9  Cleopatra's Aria from Julius Caesar 6:53
  'Flow, my tears'  
  Valerie Masterson  
   
10  Caesar's Aria from Julius Caesar 6:32
  'How silently, how slyly'  
  Janet Baker  
  English National Opera, Sir Charles Mackerras  
  from CHAN 3019(3) Julius Caesar  
   
11  Xerxes' Recitative and Aria from Xerxes 3:38
  'May the Fates be kind' -  
  'Under thy shade'  
  (Ombra mai fu)  
  Della Jones, London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Parry  
  from CHAN 3049 (Great Operatic Arias with Della Jones)  
12  Harapha's Air from Samson 6:29
  'Honour and arms scorn such a foe'  
  John Tomlinson, Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry  
  from CHAN 3044 (Great Operatic Arias with John Tomlinson)  
13  Cornelia and Sextus' Duet from Julius Caesar 7:44
  'Condemned to grieve and cry'  
  Sarah Walker, Della Jones  
   
14  Cleopatra's Aria from Julius Caesar 6:26
  'Stormy winds my ship had shaken'  
  Valerie Masterson  
  English National Opera Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras  
  from CHAN 3019(3) Julius Caesar  
   
 CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK (1714-1787)
15  Orpheus's Aria from Orpheus and Eurydice 4:12
  'What is life to me without thee'  
  (Che farò senza Euridice?)  
  Diana Montague, Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry  
  from CHAN 3010 (Great Operatic Arias with Diana Montague)