The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, Craig Smith (director)
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“… a solid achievement, distinguished by the mezzo's remarkable artistry.”
15th June 2008
“In this selection of passages from Bach cantatas and arias from Handel's Hercules, recorded at the church, admirers can trace [Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's] growth from low lyric soprano to lush mezzo of perfect technique, intonation and clarity.”
12th July 2008
“Typically, [Hunt Lieberson] makes each of these arias a confessional drama of the soul. In the process, she turns what should be a springy gavotte from Bach's cantata No 30 into something closer to a dirge.
But she is magnificent in the arias Handel wrote for the neurotic, self-tormenting Dejanira in Hercules...Her burnished tone always remains beautiful. Another moving memento of a singer who, to quote one of her colleagues, "sang every performance as if it were her last".”
27th June 2008
“Compiled as a memorial to the mezzo, this archive collection has become a memorial as well to Craig Smith, the founder of the Boston group Emmanuel Music, from which Lieberson first took wing. The voice isn’t quite at full power in the aria from Bach’s Cantata No 30, but you find the authentic emotional blast in Dejanira’s arias from Handel’s Hercules. The recordings don’t have much bloom – but the voice!”
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