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The Resource Agrippina, George Frideric Handel

Agrippina, George Frideric Handel

Label
Agrippina
Title
Agrippina
Statement of responsibility
George Frideric Handel
Creator
Contributor
Conductor
Librettist
Performer
Singer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • ita
  • ita
Summary
Composed in 1709, Agrippina is an opera seria in three acts on a libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani. The opera tells the story of Agrippina, the mother of Nero, as she plots the downfall of the Roman Emperor Claudius and the installation of her son as emperor. Grimani's libretto, considered one of the best that Handel set, is full of topical political allusions. Some believe that it reflects the rivalry between Grimani and Pope Clement XI. Jacobs performs the work in its original version
Member of
Accompanying matter
  • libretto or text
  • biography of performer or history of ensemble
  • historical information
Cataloging source
TDF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1685-1759
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Handel, George Frideric
Date time place
Recorded July 2010, Teldex Studio Berlin
Form of composition
operas
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Sung in Italian
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Alexandrina Pendatchanska, soprano (Agrippina) ; Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano (Nerona) ; Sunhae Im, soprano (Poppea) ; Bejun Mehta, countertenor (Ottone) ; Marcos Fink, bass-baritone (Claudio) ; Neal Davies, bass-baritone (Pallante) ; Dominique Visse, countertenor (Mago Narciso) ; Daniel Schumtzhard, bass (Lesbo) ; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin ; René Jacobs, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1970-
  • 1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grimani, Vincenzo,
  • Penda, Alex
  • Rivera, Jennifer,
  • Im, Sunhae
  • Mehta, Bejun,
  • Fink, Marcos,
  • Davies, Neal,
  • Visse, Dominique,
  • Schmutzhard, Daniel,
  • Jacobs, René,
  • Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin,
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Agrippina, George Frideric Handel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Harmonia Mundi: HMC 902088.90 (HMC 902088--HMC 902090)
  • "Drama per musica in tre atti"--Container
  • Libretto di Vincenzo Grimani
  • Compact discs
  • Program notes by René Jacobs in German with English and French translations, synopsis in English, French and German, and Italian libretto with parallel English, French and German translations (258 p. : ill., ports.) laid in container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
757079466
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
3 audio discs (203 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
3149020208823
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • HMC 902088
  • HMC 902089
  • HMC 902090
  • HMC 902088.90
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Agrippina, George Frideric Handel
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Harmonia Mundi: HMC 902088.90 (HMC 902088--HMC 902090)
  • "Drama per musica in tre atti"--Container
  • Libretto di Vincenzo Grimani
  • Compact discs
  • Program notes by René Jacobs in German with English and French translations, synopsis in English, French and German, and Italian libretto with parallel English, French and German translations (258 p. : ill., ports.) laid in container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
757079466
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
3 audio discs (203 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
3149020208823
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • HMC 902088
  • HMC 902089
  • HMC 902090
  • HMC 902088.90
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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