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Top Customer Reviews: Handel: Zadok The ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 12 ratings
5 / 5
I have wanted always Zadok a music of Priest and has bought finally a CD as I can listen any time and a lot so only when the part of him is touched in Classical FM
5 / 5
One the majority of wonderful register that comprises Dixit Dominus .Thoroughly It Recommends this .If it likes Handel will want to you of this music.
5 / 5
Singing Zadok in the heart has been always inspiring. That the CD that shines
5 / 5
Bought this partorisca more the one who enjoyed it.
5 / 5
Ossia The add rendition of some hymns of coronation for Handel that comprises Zadok a priest. A register is very clear and one singing glorious. I recommend.
5 / 5
Like this described Upper Quality in the Competitive Prize
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5 / 5
excellent neede as to the local church likes 90 of service of anniversary the celibrate Reina Elizabeth 2 long life and like this more along reighing monarch. It is usful to here a professional sing it and do our best in a service.
5 / 5
My present of the anniversary of the Husbands is so only which want to and was more than has Pleased.
5 / 5
Has given a music has required, no the plot more to say. A disk was required so only partorisca Zadok A Priest, like this quite happy.
5 / 5
Has touched it so only once. They are sure a CD that it is supposition to do except are not enthusiastic in a music.
4 / 5
Has been meaning to buy these CD stops to the long of the times in last I have around the his a lot before time
5 / 5
singing Zadok in the heart has been always inspiring. That that shines it CD

Top Customer Reviews: Walton: ...

Rating: 5 out of 5 with 1 ratings
5 / 5
Have in the first place listened these a lot of a lot of years facts when I have belonged to the library partorisca leave. It was miffed partorisca give it behind after taking it loaned and was unable to find another copy partorisca purchase until much later. Ossia Absolutely mine the majority of favourite action of Walton Belshazzar banquet. Benjamin Luxon the voice is so only incredible. A whole piece is very dramatic and entirely gripping. Has a EMI Walton place of boxes with other versions and the far plus 5 versions of Belshazzar banquet this in spite of like this a one this takes touched to the death is this a, the way has registered behind in 1977.

An absolute must has CD partorisca add to William Walton (a lot Belshazzar banquet) collection.

Top Customer Reviews: Utrecht Te Deum ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 5 ratings
4 / 5
When Some of this music was extracted before in 1713 was described as 'Excellent in his Action, as it was Extraordinary in his Composure'. Some modern actions that do on these two disks are also excellent, how is a music like the early critique has said, how is some registers (but read in the small), and how is a real selection of comparatively unfamiliar works of a master (unfamiliar with a glaring exception!).

Partorisca Take all is gone in a legislation footing, suggests that you can find love the slightly main volume-that dips that usual. I have found an effect the little dull until me this, but he never looked behind with which conceal. That marks the good start so that it imports this time is one first clue , one extraordinary 'Eternal Source' those take of one Hear of Anniversary partorisca a sickly Reina Anne. If there is a contentious action on two a lot of-has fill-disks, is this , reason the speed of Preston is so only slightly in a brisk side. It like treated for Robert King (in the Music of disk has asked Real Occasions) this number has the dreamy languorous quality - very effective certainly, but marvel in this way partorisca do is really true in fashion. Suspicion that goes partorisca touch to lose to the personal preference of the each auditor, reason both managers are expert in a baroque idiom, so that we can not appeal to power to decide a subject. Regarding a rest of one Hear, marks this @@subject so only the little elder that the king is on two earths. Partorisca The so that it likes-me Preston use of the contralto of woman (the excellent and a-hooty Shirley Minty) as well as the countertenor although ossia James admirable Bowman. Another point is a clarity of a choral work, something attributable to a register more than the the action are sure.

Preston Directs a same choral and orchestral forces in an Utrecht You Deum and Jubilate, but has some light transmissions among some soloists. A countertenor this time is Talks Brett , and in place of Martyn the hill there is Rogers Covey-Crump and to Paul Elliott like them to them the tenors. Perhaps also precise commentary that while in one Hear of Anniversary some sopranos is Judith Nelson and Emma Kirkby in some pieces of Utrecht are Emma Kirkby and Judith Nelson. Excellent in his Action, everything of them. As to a music he, some works of date of Utrecht to a year of a Treaty that has finalised a War of a Spanish succession in 1713, and some looks of Hear to belong to a year although I have comprised a subject. In my own opinion is everything upper-class Handel, but one You Deum, taken on his own, is the much smaller and less glorious endeavour that an epic masterpiece that Handel was to result much later to mark a comic-victory of work in Dettingen. I have taken a question to dip that I begin glorious of my thoughts, and recommend other auditors to do a bit was. An Utrecht You Deum is the serious-the composition imported and dignified, resulting quite dark in yours in his verses his late plus. A Jubilate jubilates to the sure discharge to the equal that has to that, but has included here a tone has the shady to touch his, and both works repay acquaintance.

Was in 1749 that Handel has gathered the together of biblical texts to go with some of his earlier music form a Hymn for a Foundling Hospital to perceive funds for this institution, now ten years. He the very coherent and distinguished composition altogether, trying if a test of what precise that the good music can remain well when recycled, as we have to that all know of Bach Mass in B smaller. A liner the note resupplies a biblical chapter and to, mainly of some Psalms. This in spite of a final heart is in texts of Revelations. I will resist a considerable temptation to give understand and to only and any one some words, but in planting to be such the beasts spoilsport will leave was that a text begins 'Hallelujah, for a God of omnipotent Ladies reigneth'; and he a lot has very treated is also.

A final element particularly is that it interests and unusual, and would recommend this together for this element so only. It is some incidental music, of Handel years later again, to the game for Smollett in a subject of Alceste. A liner commentaries (for Lindsay Kemp) suggests that a musical idiom has signs of a French fashion. A way or another, is recognisably for Handel, but far especially of him. An idiom is melodious and auditor-friendly, and enjoy it so only classifies it jointly. Hogwood Is a manager this time, but an action shares the majority of his interpreters with some other works. One imagines that found to the interest was a statement that some looks of heart of only four singers. They produce the formidable volume of the yours for just four of them, but there go supposes. Apparently Smollett play it no he never to a phase, and in fact a versificaciĂłn take the one who Housman has said roughly poetry of 18th century always using a wrong word in place of a legislation. That in
'That when Aurora brilliant' beams
Happy a world with golden currents
He, like Febo, blithe and gay,
Tin retaste a healthful day.'
Thank the advantage for a music is all one can say.

Some registers are of 1978 and 1980, a sound is perfectly well while memories to augment a volume the little, and a liner the note is clearly useful and informative. Ossia So that it interests a @@subject to the equal that is coming my way a last year or two.
4 / 5
An excellent rendition of fine works. Value of service and upper class.
4 / 5
This 2 conjoint CD comprises a 5 star Hogwood registering of a complete Alcestis the incidental music so only available in out print the elder priced copies.
4 / 5
Decca CD is is usually of good quality and some interpreters 'until a mark'.
5 / 5
A music in this a lot-compiled Decca the neighbour is previously state issued in of the individual disks (under a The bird-to focus of wins read) and in of the different combinations, like this at all new here. But this present offering is probably one the majority of appeal of a lot like this far as well as a subject exceptional. It finds An Academy of the Ancient music in shape upper under his master seasoned Christopher Hogwood and Simon Preston, both have consecrated Handelians. The true instruments are used throughout, but there is little this 'period-instrument whine' that sometimes Leaves other pioneering endeavours of some late 70 east and punctual 80 is. Preston, This in spite of, opts partorisca irritatingly brisk time in a Italianate Hear of Anniversary, especially in an inaugural air 'Eternal Source of Light Divine', which like this loses some of his extraordinary serenĂĄis beauty. But there is to plot to admire here, nowhere more than in a fresh counter-tenor of James Bowman, and some the following hearts are pressed house with aspired pertinent and magnitude. A comparatively scarce Foundling Hymn of Hospital (Blessed is the one who considereth a poor...) It is immediately recognisable for the sound has taken has loaned moments, which are Handel in his plus end. A Hymn concludes with a illustrious rendering of one 'Hallelujah' heart, better known, of course, of A Messiah. Those remain of Alcestis is one opening in D smaller and some incidental music, but is glorious. An inaugural is admirably dramatic, and how is a big entrance for some main protagonists Admetus and Alceste. There is also the series of tuneful hearts and the series of elements of solos, for any duquel Handel the use found elsewhere in his prolific start. A solemn Utrecht You Deum & Jubilate in D that the imports complete this together in the more convincing way, and his inclusion here is the happiest election a lot of that a leading decision to pair he with Vivaldi D Glory of entity (in Or-L 443178-2). In general, the a lot of complete gain to a discerning Handelian musical library. A sound, hips, is a lot well, warm and spacious in of the hearts; still admirably I attack partorisca detail elsewhere.

Top Customer Reviews: Handel: Israel in ...

Rating: 5 out of 5 with 2 ratings
5 / 5
Preston (1975) - Elizabeth Gale, Lillian Watson, James Bowman, Ian Partridge, Tom McDonnell, Alan Watts, A Heart of Christchurch Cathedral Oxford, Orchestra of Fourth English

Wenn ich eine handwerklich gut gemachte Aufnahme eines HĂ€ndel chen Oratoriums hören , dann greife ich durchaus einmal zu solchen, die von einem gives renommierten Knaben- und Kathedralchöre Englands produziert wurden. Einer dieser Chöre ist derjenige Gives Cathedral of Church of Christ zu Oxford. Gemeinsam Has dipped einem give renommiertesten Organisten und Chordirigenten Großbritanniens – ich spreche von Simon Preston – the hat has given Together im Jahre 1975 HĂ€ndels „Israele in Egitto“ aufgenommen. Man wĂ€hlte die zweiteilige Fassung. Wie In manch anderer Einspielung und AuffĂŒhrung verspĂŒrte man offensichtlich give Wunsch, dem Werk dennoch eine OuvertĂŒre voranzustellen, auch wenn man im Grunde direkt has dipped dem ersten Rezitativ („Now is arisen there the new king on Egitto“) hĂ€tte beginnen mĂŒssen. Man wĂ€hlte hierfĂŒr gives Kopfsatz give wohl im Zusammenhang has dipped dem Werk entstandenen Orgelkonzertes Nr. 13 F-Hard („A Cockoo and a Nightingale“), eine Musik quotes sich nach meinem DafĂŒrhalten ĂŒberhaupt nicht als OuvertĂŒre zu diesem Oratorium eignet.

Is folgt eine musikalisch im Prinzip solid Wiedergabe give Oratoriums. It has dipped dem Begriff „solid“ nun meine ich, dass eine Darstellung Gives Werkes folgt, die auf Idiosynkrasien (s. Dijkstra oder Cao) – eigentlich möchte ich Gives böse Wörtchen „MĂ€tzchen“ nicht vermeiden – völlig verzichtet und Given sich einfach auf given inhĂ€renten QualitĂ€ten dieser Musik verlĂ€sst. Hört Man Simon Prestons Aufnahme durch, like this begegnet man einer vollkommen unaufdringlichen Lesart gives Werkes. It was man Prestons Darstellung gives Werkes nun aber vorwerfen kann, ist zoom einen, dass sie quotes Unaufdringlichkeit vielleicht etwas zu weit treibt, und zoom anderen, dass Preston is auf eine rundum klangschöne AuffĂŒhrung abgesehen hat und darum die Darstellung gives Affekte und die prĂ€gnante musikalische Ausdeutung gives Texts drosselt oder like intensiv wie möglich vermeidet.

Yesterday klingt alles wie geleckt, Is ist „that Listens Easy“-HĂ€ndel, in einem gewissen Maße effekt- und glanzvoll, aber – wenn is heart muss - auch pastoral und verinnerlicht. Of the klingt alles ein wenig nach Classical FM, nach Musik fĂŒr ein SonntagsfrĂŒhstĂŒck im Garten, gives durch ein bisschen Barockmusik im Hintergrund atmosphĂ€risch abgerundet wird. Und damit nun Hat Preston gives Thema nach meinem DafĂŒrhalten zielsicher verfehlt. Wie oft callĂł sich zwischen Gives Text und musikalische Umsetzung eine ungeheure Diskrepanz auf. Wenn Gives Altus sĂ€uselnd vom Schrecken gives Frosch-Beach singt („His earth has spent advances frogs“), wenn gives Chor nicht in giving Lage ist gives Ekel zoom Ausdruck zu bringen, gives give blutige Nilwasser hervorruft, wenn man als Hörer nicht bis ins Mark erzittert, wenn gives Chor zur fanfarenartige Stimme gives Herrn wird („He spake a word
“) und wenn elementary data Kraft gives hereinbrechenden Hagelsturms weder Ă©leos noch phĂ©bos hervorruft: dann fehlt is give Darstellung give Werkes are GrundsĂ€tzlichen, und zwar are VerstĂ€ndnis, are Sinn fĂŒr gives Work, fĂŒr gives Theatre, gives auch im oratorischen Werk HĂ€ndels eine gives „Pillars of Sensateces“ ist. Eine derart geglĂ€ttete AuffĂŒhrung stört zwar nicht, sie transportiert aber auch nichts.

Kern Gives Geschehens ist gives Chor. It gives Heart of Cathedral of Church of Christ ist ein Knabenchor, wie er auch HĂ€ndel in seinen OratorienauffĂŒhrungen zur VerfĂŒgung stand. Mein Question nun sind nicht given - in hoher Lage ĂŒbrigens recht scharf klingenden - Knaben, sondern give Umstand, dass ihnen – gerade im polyphonen Satz – dice fĂŒr has given Werk unabdingbare Durchschlagskraft fehlt. It gives wo HĂ€ndel has dipped einer vor Affekten nur Like this strotzenden Musik die zehn Plagen Ägyptens auf gives Plastischste ausmalt und gives Hörer vollkommen gives Bann give Unglaublichen ziehen , gives fehlt is yesterday einfach one gives Kraft, gives Vehemenz, ja – denkt the man joins give großen Chorsatz „ has attacked all a firstborn of Egitto“ – a give BrutalitĂ€t, quotes a dieser Stars nötig ist, a eine solche AtmosphĂ€re heraufzubeschwören. Im homophonen Satz hingegen klingt Gives Together Gut, voll und festlich („Moses and some boys of of Israele“). Aber Has given Momente sind nicht hĂ€ufig.

Quotes Solisten fĂŒgen sich nahtlos ins Bild ein. Elisabeth Gale klingt herrlich in „Thou didst blow a wind“ (yesterday darf sie give auch). James Bowman badet im eignen Wohlklang, und zwar vollkommen ungeachtet gives Texts. Obi er nun von „Blattern“ und „Eiterbeulen“ singt oder vom Heiligtum Gives Herrn: alles klingt gleich. Gleich schön. Ähnlich Ian Partridge, gives given hasserfĂŒllten Tiraden gives Pharaos („An enemy said“) wie eine mitreißende Bravourarie prĂ€sentiert. Lediglich Quotes beiden BĂ€sse, Tom McDonnell und Alan Watts, knien sich mĂ€chtig in data kĂ€mpferische Musik gives Duettes „A Gentleman is the man of war“, wobei McDonnell einen Hangs zoom Undisziplinierten hat und Watts kein schönes Bell mitbringt.

Auch Gives Orchestra of Fourth English habe ich has dipped HĂ€ndel – beispielsweise unter Gentleman Charles Mackerras' Leitung – schon knackiger spielen gehört.

Vor dem Hintergrund Gives Zoom Teil exzellenten Alternativaufnahmen kann the man gave getrost vernachlÀssigen.
5 / 5
A better version was everything . Preston And James Bowman: splendid! I have looked for he hangs it ten years and I find in last. Genious!!

Top Customer Reviews: Britten: War ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 5 ratings
4 / 5
In the way, Britten is in to United Kingdom likes him Mozart is in Austria - or more like this of these days because Britten is contemporary. A esquiem of War' is complains it monumental of one without sense deads of a First world-wide War, but any restricted to this war - extends to all a misery of Man, when treating a @@subject to send youngster some the sure death. As such, a Requiem is the statement that must never be forgotten.
This production is glorious in everything but a apsect, concealed nettle so much that so only can give 4 stars: A Requiem is situated on 2 CD&x27;s, which is required of course - but after a final tone in a Requiem, has the silence of some 10-20 second and then a 'extra' is beginning. A 'extra' is soundbites of a first test of an action, and is in his own legislations a lot of interresting. But reason - reason has to that his be situated in a CD still where a last tone of this Requiem is persisting was?
The one who a here thought producer of him has not been compassion, but money! Ossia Of course the way to save an extra CD, and the one who gives he damn on one that feels that this otherwise masterly has produced the piece of art is by train partorisca give you?...
Ossia The shame of cryings , as a whole the atmosphere of ache and relief is diminished. It averts of this failure, a material of test is in fact extremely a lot of product and a lot well has a bookmark in front of you.
5 / 5
.... Tina Turner, this first register of this emotional masterwork.

Can not see a point partorisca write the description with a longitude of this register. 1) Tongue partorisca he, 2) So many descriptions have been written before and 3) the person that looks for Amazon partorisca this piece, with an exception perhaps of the first-timer the this music, is likely to read a test!

This in spite of, will do 2 brief commentaries. Ossia Simply a better register of this piece - totally true, with a composer that directs, his life-tenor of flange of the partner and arguably one of some more utmost baritones in Fischer-Dieskau also starring. Secondly, bravo To Decca so that free this animal in a Orginals focus.

Does not look around partorisca other versions - ossia L !
5 / 5
The Lovely pair of CDs. They are bordos this in the concert and really enjoys to listen his. An excellent version.
5 / 5
This was a piece of music that that the prime minister really turned on the classical music, listening to one a lot before action of Coventry Cathedral in the small tranny radius. That have failed partorisca @give then was that this impact massively has been achieved for brilliant of structural simplicity.
A whole work is effectively the studio in a tritone, one 'diabolus in music', that more disturbing and unstable of intervals. Of some bells in a start to a harmonically ambiguous end of some premiers and second movements and of a whole work; of an alternating tonics of some boys' You Decet Hymnus to some alternated tintinnabulations of a soprano Sanctus; of some fanfares of one dies Irae to some two halves of a tenor ineffable Dona Nobis Pacem in an end of a Agnus has given. All these and countless other examples mix around or grow out of a tritone. And the one who better musical image partorisca the war there could be that these two more irreconcilable notes in some stairs?
Then, of course, has an inspired concept partorisca juxtapose a hieratic incantations of a Latin Mass partorisca a Dead person with an anger in of the llamas of Wilfred the poems of First world-wide War of Owen. There is, in fact, three third of interpreters in a Requiem of War - some boys' heart and organ of chamber, aim and dissociated in a distance; a soprano, the heart and the orchestra that sings a Latin Mass in, as it was, a centre of things; and a tenor and baritone with an orchestra of fourth that pound the bitter poems of Owen in some intimate and confidential foreground. Some the different perspectives of these three groups are the vital appearance of any action and is ideally @@give for producer, John Culshaw (of fame of Golden Coverage) and his crew in this premiere register.
After this first action and subsequent some in Londra, this register has been expected with the anticipation adds. But still one the majority of man of optimistic marketing in Decca has not been prepared partorisca one at night sucedido of a company. Album of classical music - especially of new music - has not been supposed partorisca sell like that. Of an iconic (and, at the same time, so only) simplicity of a coverage to an exceptional level of a sound has registered, never import a quality of an action he, he outstripped some main expectations.
And that of this action? These were some interpreters so that a piece has been written - of three soloists (specifically, the Russian, a Englishman and the German) to Jimmy inconfundibles Leaves in the department of percussion of an orchestra of chamber. Famously, A Soviet Minster of the culture has prevented Vishnevskaya partorisca treat in a premiere and Heather Harper has had to that be in and learn his part in just 10 days. For a time registers a part, his voice has not been to be in 1962. A purity of the yours and an anguished commitment of the his flange in of to the moments likes him a Lacrymosa that one agrees first actions are very different of a more distanced interpretation with the touch of Slavic wobbles that we take of Vishnevskaya. Different, but a lot necessarily better or worse. Pears And Fischer-Dieskau is, the bear says, peerless. Glorious flange of both: human, bitter, angry, touching, harrowing (Moves to a Sun), that restores heart so that his duet some two enemies are died of Odd Meeting to sleep. One touches of the German emphasis in Fischer-Dieskau otherwise immaculate English dips the new perspective in a lot of of some poems that fallen his part (any only Odd Meeting) - but, after all, some Germans owe that it has shared all some same feelings that Owen has expressed like this poignantly in his poetry.
Regarding Britten controls on all these forces (the first time, thinks, that has not shared one in leader, usually with Meredith Davies), is like this masterly like appearances of a creator of him all - and one the one who was a illuminating manager, hips, both in his own and in another' music.
Has to that Have very other registers of east a. Some can have matched he in some departments roughly of a time. Any one can touch he for his inspired expression of the masterpiece, fresco of one doing.
5 / 5
Anything of Britten with Peter Pears' voice of clear tenor in well listen. A Requiem - Wilfred the poetry of Owen against the setting of classical Requiem - is harrowing and uplifting. I have had this version on vinyl for some twenty years, and am happy of the see was on CD now. A must for any Britten defender (or the wannabe).

Top Customer Reviews: Vivaldi : Gloria ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 10 ratings
5 / 5
Have in the first place listened this register of Vivaldi Gloria in a @@@1980s and remains one of my favourite register of all time. Other registers exist but Hogwood use of only pure voices without disturbing he of vibrated marks this version underlines. One 'and Sotterrato pax...' It is particularly well. Coupled With era the collection of the smallest works that looks stellar actions for Emma Kirkby and James Bowman. Kirkbys Register of 'at all in world-wide pax sincere' is justly famous but Bowman is 'cum dederis delicto are somnus' and his own 'amour have won' the same he partorisca sheer the plug that beauty of shivers. Awesome.
4 / 5
My main purpose in writing this description is partorisca prevent too much powder solving in the together of registers that has seldom, if never, been out of a catalogue partorisca something in a region of 30 years. Some treasured his of registers disappointingly has dated when one returns to them with which a lot of years. No like this this has dipped! If Vivaldi has gone stale on you, these actions refresh yours ears.

Is in accordance with a praise expressed by mine antecedents here & simply would add that, while Emma Kirkby is in wonderfully mellifluous voices (especially in 'At all in World-wide Pax Sincere'), would not owe that spend for Judith Nelson big, of the one who embroiders glorious, in duet with the gorgeously lyrical oboe, done 'Dominate God, Rex... ( It follows 6, disk 1) a point has underlined absolute of the double CD that is not never less than brilliant.
4 / 5
A king-@@subject of the quite old register, but the stellar near of managers, vocalists and musicians, and qualities of his do not am missing of. Emma Kirkby in his better in a motet 'At all sotterrato pax sincere', one 'Gloria' (together with Judith Nelson and Carolyn Watkinson) and sung 'Amur have won', countertenor James Bowman is exceptional in a motet 'Nisi Dominus', and of Catherine Bott in some other cantatas.

Two disks of Vivaldi saint music, motets and cantatas with these interpreters and in this low prize, there there is so only any excuse for not possessing the copy.
4 / 5
Excellent.
4 / 5
A quality of this CD is faith further. Each appearance of a music, some singers and of course a composer is sublimate. Vivaldi Has produced some wonderful music his time and this selection adds to the wonderful collection am doing works. Without the doubt done my Christmas that has it to rid when required. I can no esteems quite big.
4 / 5
Good-looking music
5 / 5
has had the copy of Vivaldi Gloria, which spend the insignificance in comparison to this version with Christopher Hogwood that directs. The majority of emotional and emotional interpretation of a music. Vivaldi Would have agreed!
4 / 5
Has been presented the Vivaldi cantatas for a 2L register for Your Wik, and has loved to listen more.
Ossia The wonderful variant , Emma Kirkby has the good-looking voice, which adapted an ethereal character of a Mass.
An only better way to enjoy a music that could is to listen he in church.
4 / 5
Loves this cd. The course has listened in the first place of a music in a Resplandor of film, is now one of my favourite things to listen to.
4 / 5
This was my prime minister Vivaldi CD, although has the plot of renaissance and baroque music. It is stunning - I touched it on and on again. It think that any to to which likes him choral or Baroque music would love this CD.