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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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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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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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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

Marcon employs countertenor in parts originally written for high castratos. David Hansen’s upper passagework is precise and brilliant…Robin Johannsen’s limpid phrasing and judicious embellishments... More…

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Trevor Pinnock - Journey

Two Hundred Years of Harpsichord

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

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

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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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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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Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus & In furore iustissimae irae

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

La Nuova Musica, David Bates

Bates wisely judges that the pace of the opening chorus [of the Handel] should be dictated by the singers' natural declamation of the line...I particularly appreciated Crowe's gorgeous soft singing More…

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Francesco Piemontesi: Recital

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

It's not just intelligent programme planning...that makes Piemontesi stand out; this is seriosuly classy pianism. Clarity of thought is complemented by clarity of touch, incisive intellect by... More…

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$7.75

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