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composer: George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1737-12-26 – 1738-01-09)
Wikidata: Q2458851 [info]
arrangements: Holy Art Thou (Largo from “Xerxes”)
Largo from "Xerxes" (for violin, harp, organ and strings, arr. Hellmesberger)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" (catch-all for arrangements)
is the basis for: Crux fidelis
later translated versions: Xerxès HWV 40 : Largo "Bois de lent oubli" (french version)
part of: Serse, HWV 40: Atto I
referred to in medleys: Hooked on Romance

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1906 Händel - Xerxes / Ombra mai fu (Largo) Enrico Caruso 4:12
1920-04-23 Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40: Ombra mai fu (Largo) Pau Casals, [unknown] 4:10
1920 Ombra mal fu Enrico Caruso 4:13
1948-07-03 Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Frondi tenere e belle… Ombra mai fu, "Largo" Kirsten Flagstad 4:34
1961-08 Serse, HWV 40: Recitativo "Frondi tenere" / Aria "Ombra mai fu" Ernst Haefliger, Münchener Bach‐Orchester, Karl Richter 4:05
1972-12 Serse: Atto I. "Frondi tenere e belle" / "Ombra mai fù" Janet Baker, Raymond Leppard, English Chamber Orchestra 4:06
1982 – 1984 Largo (Ombra mai fu) from Serse Wolf Harden, Takako Nishizaki 4:43
1982 – 1984 Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" (Serse) Alain Zaepffel, New Bach Collegium Musicum, Max Pommer 3:13
1986-03 Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" (Serse) Jozef Cejka, Capella Istropolitana, Richard Edlinger 3:42
1986-11 – 1987-06 Serse: Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu Jochen Kowalski, Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Hartmut Haenchen 3:38
1987 Xerxès, récit et air de Xerxès : "Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu" Jochen Kowalski, Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Hartmut Haenchen 3:34
1992-03 – 1992-04 Ombra mai fu José Carreras, English Chamber Orchestra, Vjekoslav Šutej 3:39
1995-10-29 Ombra mai fu (largo) live Costa di Angelo & Elsebeth Brodersen 2:47
2002-01-01 – 2002-08-31 Serse, HWV 40: Act I, Scene I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" (Serse) Daniel Taylor, Stephen Stubbs, Arion Baroque Orchestra 2:55
2002-02 Frondi tenere e belle - Ombra mai fu Plácido Domingo, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Marcello Viotti 3:47
2008-06-14 Ombra mai fu (live, 2008-06-14: Miskolci Jégcsarnok, Miskolc, Hungary) cover and live Epica 3:06
2008 Serse, Akt I: "Ombra mai fu" Rolando Villazón, Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players 2:38
2009-03 Händel: Serse: Ombra mai fù Cecilia Bartoli, Il giardino armonico, Giovanni Antonini 3:24
2010-10-13 Serse: "Ombra mai fù di vegetabile" (Serse) live l’arte del mondo 2:37
2012-02-05 – 2012-02-07 Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fu Sasha Cooke, Colburn Orchestra, Yehuda Gilad 4:10
2014-09-07 – 2014-09-11 Serse: Ombra mai fù Blandine Staskiewicz, Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko 3:56
"Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu": Largo Jochen Kowalski, Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Hartmut Haenchen 3:36
Aus: "Xerxes": Serse: "Ombra mai fu" Jennifer Lane, Kammerorchester Brewer, Rudolph Palmer 3:35
Frondi tenere / Ombra mai fu Kathleen Battle, Margo Garrett 4:11
Frondi tenere / Ombra mai fu Andrea Bocelli 3:56
Frondi tenere e belle - Ombra mai fu Plácido Domingo, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Marcello Viotti 3:47
Largo Canadian Brass 2:37
Largo Reginald Kilbey and His Strings 3:08
Largo Richard Clayderman 2:47
Largo cover POND 3:32
Largo instrumental [unknown] ?:??
Largo Lisa Gerrard 2:52
Largo Stephen Cleobury 3:08
LARGO London Symphony Orchestra, John Georgiadis 6:23
Largo "Ombra mai fu", from Xerxes Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown 4:52
Largo “Ombra mai fu” from Xerxes London Symphony Orchestra, Philip Gibson 3:32
Largo (from "Xerxes") George Frideric Handel 3:11
Largo (from Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu) partial Herbert Dawson, Mischa Elman 4:45
Largo (from Xerxes) Stephen Cleobury 3:08
Largo (Ombra Mai Fu) From Serse Georg Friedrich Händel 2:33
Largo (Ombra mai fu) from Serse (Xerxes) (transcribed for cello and organ) Anatole Krastev, Neva Krasteva 2:34
Largo (Xerxes) Georg Friedrich Händel 4:58
Largo aus "Xerxes" Eberhard Büchner, Hans Otto, Dresdner Philharmonie, Kurt Masur 2:48
Largo aus Xerxes HWV40 (The London Symphony Orchestra) London Symphony Orchestra 5:11
Largo from "Xerces" Riga Radio Choir, Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Ilmar Lapinsch 4:11
Largo from "Xerxes" Georg Friedrich Händel 3:10
Largo from "Xerxes" Hans Hagen & His Orchestra 5:00
Largo From The Opera 'Xerxes': 7 St. Petersburg Chamber Festival Orchestra, Arkady Terentiev 3:55
Largo from Xerxes Chamber Orchestra “Renaissance”, Leo Korchin 4:03
Largo From Xerxes London Symphony Orchestra, George Szell 5:30
Largo, from "Xerxes" Budapesti Vonósok 3:07
Largo: Handel Jennifer Larmore 3:36
Ombra mai fu Jackie Evancho 3:34
Ombra mai fu Malena Ernman, Stockholm Sinfonietta, Alberto Hold-Garrido 2:56
Ombra mai fu Amira Willighagen 2:38
Ombra mai fu Aled Jones 2:37
Ombra mai fu Enrico Caruso 4:22
Ombra Mai Fu Aled Jones 3:35
Ombra Mai Fu London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 4:26
Ombra Mai Fu Kathleen Ferrier 4:42
Ombra Mai Fu Fritz Wunderlich 3:20
Ombra Mai Fu James Bowman, The King’s Consort, Robert King 3:24
Ombra Mai Fu Anthony Way 2:37
Ombra mai fú Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale 2:41
Ombra mai fù Bryn Terfel, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras 3:03
Ombra mai fù Jennifer Larmore, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Jesús López Cobos 3:35
Ombra mai fù Renée Fleming, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Harry Bicket 3:07
Ombra mai fù Kaori Muraji 3:20
Ombra mai fu - Handel (from Xerxes) Alfie Boe 3:13
Ombra mai fu - Serse David Hobson, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker 2:46
Ombra mai fu – Shades Edita Gruberová 3:26
Ombra mai fu (from the Opera Serse) Gábor Boldoczki, Sinfonia Varsovia 3:00
Ombra mai fu (from Xerxes) Georg Friedrich Händel 2:50
Ombra Mai Fu (Largo From Serse) Jonny Cohen 2:02
Ombra mai fu (Largo) Aafje Heynis, Pierre Palla ?:??
Ombra Mai Fu (Largo) From "Xerxes" London Symphony Orchestra, Philip Gibson 3:30
Ombra mai fu (Largo) from Xerxes Marshall McGuire 2:43
Ombra mai fu (Serse - Dangerous Liasions) Georg Friedrich Händel 2:42
Ombra mai fu (Xerxes HWV40) David Hobson, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker 2:45
Ombra mai fu (Xerxes) Kenneth McKellar, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Adrian Boult 4:35
Ombra mai fu no operas "Kserkss" Sergejs Jēgers, Diāna Jaunzeme 2:59
Ombrai mai fu Shu-Cheen Yu, The Queensland Orchestra, Brett Kelly 3:16
Serse (Opera, 1738, London): Air: Ombra Mai Fù Deller Consort, Alfred Deller 4:19
Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Ombra mai fu David Hobson, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker 2:42
Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Ombra mai fu, "Largo" Georg Friedrich Händel 3:42
Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Ombra mai fu: Largo (Serse) Georg Friedrich Händel, Camerata Budapest, László Kovács 3:25
Serse (Xerxes): Act I. Arioso "Ombra mai fu" Jennifer Larmore, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Jesús López Cobos 3:34
Serse / Act 1 HWV 40: "Ombra Mai Fu" Edward Brewer, Randall Wolfgang, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 2:57
Serse HWV40 - Ombra Mai Fu: Largo Andreas Scholl, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington 3:01
Serse, Act 1: "Ombra mai fù" Georg Friedrich Händel 2:39
Serse, HWV 40 (original): Act 1: "Frondi tenere e belle" - "Ombra mai fù" Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Münchener Kammerorchester, Hans Stadlmair 4:44
Serse, HWV 40, Act I: “Ombra mai fu” Franco Fagioli, Il Pomo d’Oro, Zefira Valova 3:24
Serse, HWV 40: "Frondi tenere... ombra mai fù" (Serse) David Daniels, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sir Roger Norrington 3:47
Serse, HWV 40: "Ombra mai fu" Bryn Terfel, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras 3:03
Serse, HWV 40: Act 1, Arioso: "Ombra mai fu" (Serse) Rolando Villazón, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh 2:42
Serse, HWV 40: Act I, Scene I. "Ombra mai fù" Andreas Scholl, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin 3:03
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" (Serse) Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 5:42
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu Judith Malafronte, Hanover Band, Nicholas McGegan 2:50
Serse: "Frondi tenere" — "Ombra mai fu" Robert White, City of London Baroque Sinfonia, Ivor Bolton 3:38
Serse: "Ombra mai fu" Fritz Wunderlich 3:06
Serse: "Ombra mai fú" József Mukk, Camerata Budapest, László Kovács 2:51
Serse: "Ombra mai fù" David Daniels, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sir Roger Norrington 3:08
Serse: Act 1, Scene I: No 1b Arioso - Ombra mai fu (Serse) Anne Sofie von Otter, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie 3:23
Serse: Act I. Largo "Ombra mai fu" London Symphony Orchestra, George Szell 5:35
Serse: Aria: Ombra Mai Fu (Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and Stephanie Blythe feat. conductor John Nelson) Stephanie Blythe, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, John Nelson 2:50
Serse: Frondi tenere e belle - Ombra mai fu [unknown] 4:05
Serse: Larghetto “Ombra mai fù” David Daniels, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sir Roger Norrington 3:05
Serse: Ombra mai fu Anthony Way, Daniel Phillips, English Sinfonia, Neil Page 2:40
Serse: Ombra mai fu Ian Bostridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Harry Bicket 2:45
Serse: Ombra Mai Fu Marilyn Horne, I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone 3:10
Serse: Ombra mai fù Aafje Heynis, Pierre Palla 4:30
Serse: Ombra mai fú (Largo) West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Measham 3:38
Welch schattig Grün aus 'Xerxes' National Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Hammerstein 3:49
Xerxes (Serse): Largo [unknown] 2:56
Xerxes, Act I Scene 1: Ombra mai fù (Choir and orchestra of the Gabrieli Festival feat. conductor: Brian Priestman) Georg Friedrich Händel 2:44
Xerxes, HWV 40, Act I: "Ombra mai fu" (From "Dangerous Liaisons") Georg Friedrich Händel 4:28
Xerxes, HWV 40: Largo. "Ombra mai fu" 米良美一, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Shigeo Genda 3:02
Xerxes: Act I, Scene 1. Aria "Ombra mai fù" Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard 3:12
Xerxes: Largo Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 5:13
Xerxes: Largo Salzburg Consort 3:15
Xerxes: Largo Kurt Wilhelm, Hamburger Symphoniker 3:11
Xerxes: Largo (Ombra mai fu / Welch schattig Grün) Arie des Xerxes, 1. Akt Plácido Domingo, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Symphoniker, Helmuth Froschauer 2:55
歌劇<セルセ> / 第1幕: オンブラ・マイ・フ(なつかしい木陰よ) Mirella Freni, Orchestra Ente Autonomo Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Leone Magiera 3:36