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Handel: Messiah

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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 Offer Handel: Messiah

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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 New Handel: Parnasso in Festa, HWV73

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

The elaborate solo writing is well served by David Hansen (Apollo), Robin Johannsen (Clio) and, especially, the remarkable soprano falsettist Kangmin Justin Kim (Orfeo), and the playing is vivid. More…

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 Offer Handel: Esther

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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2 SACDs

($14.50)$10.87

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 Offer Trevor Pinnock - Journey

Two Hundred Years of Harpsichord

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

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

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A Royal Trio: Bononcini, Ariosti, Handel

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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$13.50

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 Offer Dixit Dominus: Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel

Marta Mathéu, Marta Bayodi-Hirt (sopranos), Anthony Roth Costanzo (alto), Makoto Sakurada (tenor), Furio Zanasi (bass) & Manfredo Kraemer (concertino)

La Capella Reial de Catalunya & Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

glorious singing and playing of irrepressable effervescence ... Superb SACD sound and a lavishly designed booklet More…

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Grand Tour - Baroque Road Trip

Simon Murphy

New Dutch Academy

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 Offer Handel: Messiah

Susan Gritton (soprano), Sara Mingardo (contralto), Mark Padmore (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass)

Tenebrae Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

Sir Colin Davis's way with Messiah, as recorded live at the Barbican last December, is old-fashioned by present-day standards. His soloists are all good. The Tenebrae Choir, with its thirty-odd... More…

2 SACDs

($16.00)$12.00

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($7.50)$6.75

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