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Handel, Vivaldi, and Bach

Bejun Mehta (countertenor)

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin

Mehta is in his considerable vocal prime on this beautifully-sung collection of Italian and German cantatas (plus three of Handel’s sacred arias in English); CPE Bach’s dissonant lament ‘Ach,... More…

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Erin Wall (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), John Relyea (bass-baritone)

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

Astonishingly well controlled…the solo voices are rich and weighty…[the] flute provides a charming obbligato to ‘How beautiful are the feet’, while the tenor’s ‘Thy rebuke…’ is intensely moving…a... More…

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Susan Hamilton (soprano), Annie Gill (mezzo), Clare Wilkinson (alto), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Edward Caswell (bass)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

The Dunedin Consort's recording of Handel's Messiah strips the work back to how it was performed at its first outing in Dublin. Even less ornate than other 'authentic' performances, it is innately... More…

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Lucy Crowe (Galatea), Allan Clayton (Acis), Benjamin Hulett (Damon), Jeremy Budd (Coridon) & Neal Davies (Polyphemus)

Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn

Crowe is predictably delicious as Galatea...She is well partnered by Allan Clayton’s heroic Acis...Benjamin Hulett’s Damon supplies the set’s most exquisite singing in Consider, Fond Shepherd...A... More…

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Ruby Hughes (soprano)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Laurence Cummings

Ruby Hughes’s vocalism fits Frasi’s song perfectly…Cummings turns even the rawest musical material into gold…this disc is a treat, illuminating why Frasi and her music commanded a huge following. More…

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Arias by Porpora, Hasse, Cherubini, Paisiello, Gluck, Fiorè & Handel

Mary-Ellen Nesi (mezzo)

Armonia Atenea, George Petrou

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Two Hundred Years of Harpsichord

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

Pinnock's programme is rich in expressive contrasts. More…

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Arias & Scenes

Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor)

La Nuova Musica, David Bates

This is an exceptionally interesting and well researched release…The playing is superb throughout. More…

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Susan Hamilton (Esther), Nicholas Mulroy (Mordecai), Matthew Brook (Haman), Thomas Hobbs (1st Israelite), Robin Blaze (Priest), James Gilchrist (Habdonah / Assuerus) & Electra Lochhead (Israelite Boy); Nicholas Wearne (organ continuo)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

Paradoxically, a two-voices-to-a-part chorus achieves more immediacy than a larger choir, coupled with a stylish and delightfully intimate band. Yet again, Butt demonstrates that less can be... More…

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David Hansen (Apollo), Robin Johannsen (Clio), Kangmin Justin Kim (Orfeo), Jenny Högstrom (Calliope), Silke Gäng (Cloride), Francesca Ascioti (Euterpe), Luca Tittoto (Marte)

La Cetra Barockorchester & Vokalensemble Basel, Andrea Marcon

Kangmin Justin Kim is steady and smooth as Orfeo…Good with text, Robin Johannsen’s Clio provides neat and attractive vocalism, while grander-scale soprano Jenny Högström’s vivid Calliope matches... More…

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