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Top Customer Reviews: Handel: Serse (Home ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 5 ratings
4 / 5
Georg Frideric Handel has written dozens of Italian works, A work was an Italian invention and Handel has written works all his life, mostly in Inghilterra. Unfortunately, an audience is tired result of Works in of the Italians and has affected an interest in Handel works and popularities. It has begun partorisca compose Oratorios in English that was histories of a bible, for example, Messiah, this has helped his cause considerably. This in spite of, has continued to write works, Be, the Persian king is the history roughly amour, pair and can, a musicologist Winton Dean described it like this ‘one of one the majority of Mozartian the works never writings' is full of beautiful arias. Handel The works still are valued when being and has judged by all the world, has not written never the bad work and there is the increase in bylines in interest and popularity of these works.
4 / 5
William Christie the attainments in Baroque work am admired correctly enormously. His initiative partorisca clean out of a sound of the wash of excess players, and partorisca clean out of a flange of the glut of surplus vibrated, headed to a lot of fantastic results, particularly in Handel and Rameau. I so only out of some registers of Theodora and Orlando partorisca a forward and Zoroastro partorisca a last, but has the glorious catalogue partorisca be explored.
Here he departs slightly of his ideal with Anne Sofie von Nourished in a function of goodness. ASvO Sings quite wonderfully, press to add, but his voice is coached to do the majority of sophisticated sound that Christie typical preference. Like takings to look of instant that is his while it sings the note. It does for the slightly experience more complex, with a result that alternating among two vocal approximations. It is this in spite of fact like this well that the simply thankful arrival. Highly recommended.
5 / 5
Wonderful this in spite of on paper this register is still mine does not come near when adding idiomatic Handel version to the equal that listens in for example the chat takes Mackerass' ENO record of video. I think it sadly lack of @the @@sparkle true.
4 / 5
A competition thus I register is not exactly rigid. Malgoire @@@1970s impulses is the worthy complete register with some glorious flange of Carolyn Watkinson in a function of title, although some less than distinguished flange outside. McGegan The register there has been the ham-likes to to David Thomas likes Elviro, perhaps of that goes the little further that tries demanded, and Judith Malafronte like the quite a lot of-descript Be.

This new register of William Christie and His Flourishing Arts is the joy the savour and, although a booklet has said that it is the alive register , there is felizmente shortly after bambalinas noise/of interruption, and few indications of participation of audience the difference of a recent Dynamic register of Vivaldi Rosmira Faithful, or Munich included Be in Farao.

An orchestral touching of his Flourishing Arts is flawless, although Christie has not resisted temptation in beefing on some lines of sting with anachronistic recorder lines. It has averted at least bend everything with the organ of fourth (Kidney Jacobs takes note). Christie Has has not done always a transition the Handel that easily - Orlando has been received in the lukewarm the way creates - but his sure touch is evident here in judiciously the time chosen and his dramatic clave in just roughly all some right places.

According to which some singers go: Larry Zazzo absolutely is convincing like this Arsamene - heroic in If I want it, and the pathetic but still viril lover in some of Arsamene is more limpid music. His diction is glorious, how is his sense of dramtic awareness - perhaps easier that communicate here in the alive action. Antonio Abete is felizmente to to any one the Ham likes Elviro, although perhaps of his descent the falsetto in a ploughing to Do 2 will spend with which has repeated to listen. It is the good actor for all the account, and an obvious entertainment of this funny the function is more than adequately communicated to an auditor. Giovanni Furlanetto likes Ariodate is the sure-footed general in some better traditions. Silvia Tro Santafe is the robust and fiery Amastre - a wronged betrothed to Be . Sandrine Piau is the vixen-like Atalanta, and probably a better on disk like this far. His duet with Zazzo in law three quite a lot of races to the long of in the spectacular exposure.

Likes to Be , Anne Sophie von to nourished has the a lot of his fresh plus that she on Ceased of Minkowski (likes Sixth) - perhaps has something to do with being in a function of title ? ( It sees his Ariodante for Minkowski) extracted a classical ploughing to a work with planned reverance, and door of a glorious faster arias with minimum king-written in a give capos, which perhaps him the freshest die some of today of tendencies the recompose. A feeble link so only, for me, is Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz eats Romilda - I has not liked him his in Tamerlano and here also touches out of place - for me it his voice so only touches also 'old' and weighed for a part of Romilda.

So much, the glorious all-alive net that record that a lot it cimienta Be as the jewel in a current Handel firmament. If so only it buy a Handel the work has to that be is one . The snaps on while I can.
5 / 5
Powerful rendition of small known Handel laws that is very treated of an extreme to the another. I have known hardly anything on Being first - I there is enjoyed taking to know it

Top Customer Reviews: J.S. Bach: Mass In ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 4 ratings
4 / 5
William Christie rendition partorisca Harmony Mundi (2016) is now an available better version of Bach B-Concentrate smaller. His heart of Flourishing Arts (21 singers) is both crisp and nuanced, as it can be seen in an initial Kyrie I and Glory in excelsis Deo sections. It can be very spiritual and poignant in an And incarnatus is (although no like this in a subsequent Crucifixus), and a lot joyfully detailed in And resurrexit. An only letdown with some lies of parts of the heart in a Sanctus: Christie looks partorisca lumber with a ‘like this quickly like podes' approximation (4m 19s), an impossible time in Bach lifetime, and one these frames partorisca aprisa of data, there is pulled partorisca listen so that a test any partorisca lose some details ( be any in this breakneck speed). Instrumental touching is also upper-notch so it can be appreciated in those chairs and Quoniam Tom.
Regarding soloists, is the fine crew in fact, with André Morsch and Tim Mead that deserves special mentions. A booklet is excellent but with measure of paper in a tiny side.
Averts of Christie, Rey partorisca Hyperion and Gardiner partorisca Archiv is also excellent readings with the small heart. With the heart the big plus and the quite démodé approximation, Richter for Archiv (1961) is also to be strongly recommended.
4 / 5
Register and splendid action. It is a second of two fine registers of a Mass to having looked recently (the another is Layton in a Hyperion focus) thinks that these are a two more never cds of this piece. A star withheld so only reason yes have had to choose would go for Layton disks.
5 / 5
Ossia An interesting, and in the a lot of ways registers impressive , alive of Bach the mass adds for His Flourishing Arts focused for William Christie. It enjoys some considerable advantages of the glorious notarises them near and the a lot of well, moderated-sized heart of around twenty voice. A Kyrie starts of proceedings in the no animate, which is on pair for a course for modern levels and for this the fastest plot that in some traditional versions many of grew up with – resultant in the movement that hard so only down 10 minutes. Also noticeable is a appoggiature and occasional trill-like this of the decorations of a heart, a lot in a way of a French baroque taste would expect in of a saint music of Lully, Lalande, Charpentier and to the.

Arriving in 'Christe eleison', finds this less than the success – Tim Mead countertenor the toneless sounds have compared to Katherine Watson soprano, and his considerable vibrated does not help subjects neither. I find this movement a bit metronomic here, and certainly does not send me to to the ecstasy like them to them some others do another. With a turn of a heart for a second Kyrie, clue for the 'Gloria' glorious, the looks of model to establish he of hearts very a lot of punctuated for generally of the duet and the feeblest movements only – although with some exceptions to this commentary last. A heart is exceptional throughout and how is an instrumental band , with a trio of the trumpets that do especially contributi ends to his passages where required - like this in Gloria, And buried pax, Gratias agimus tibi, etc.

does not have very thought an alone of grave 'Quoniam' – the difficult movement to spend is gone in a better of time – but is gone on down the vivid 'Cum Sancto Spiritu' of a heart and band. Continuing to a 'Create', some vivid and energetic hearts continue to show the charismatic theatrical character, comprising an intense 'Crucifixus' and exhilarating 'And resurrexit' with some trumpets again in his much more. Bass André Morsch rids an excellent 'And in Spiritum Sanctum', the clue by heart does more glorious. Especially well, again, it is a 'Pleni sunt coeli' section of'anctus'; but they are not that enthusiast on tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen is 'Benedictus' in spite of an alone of exceptional flute.

Has registered the sound is glorious, the notes of booklet are excellent, and the texts and the translations are has comprised. Summing On, then, has found this the little uneven but mostly a lot enjoyable version of a Mass. It is full of character and certainly not running-of-the-mill. A number adds registers of a work, comprising probably the dozen or so that it touch really exceptional, he the quite impossible fact to pronounce to an absolute ‘better register'. So much, if have have to that, Christie is would not be it . In spite of having it only qualities, and precise a lot of registers in your collection then this well could deserve the place. For my personal flavour, one has informed historically Kuijken the register so only mentioned, and a traditional plus 2015 Berlino Classics register for a Dresdner Frauenkirche the heart and the orchestra focused for Matthias Grünert (available at the same time to write of as well as , and other European sources), is - among some register are more familiarised with - my two preferred.
4 / 5
Stunning! A wonderful ‘French' B the smallest mass.

Top Customer Reviews: Hasse - ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 4 ratings
4 / 5
In the first place I have found really a name of Johann Hasse when reading in an operatic rivalry go in Handel and one like this-called 'Work of a Nobility' in a @@@1730s. This company last place in of the works for such composers like this now little-known Hasse and Nicola Porpora, as well as for Handel he. Like this the rival group had headed to poach a lot of some better-known singers of a day of Handel company, achieves some considerable success, at least for the time.

Has assumed Hasse music (I actuate still the delve to that of Porpora) would be decidedly like this-tax but when I have found this register of Cleofide (now fully 20 years), directed by a estimable William Christie (those who has dipped hardly the injustice of feet in his career of register along) and sung by the crew of big class of soloists, has decided to give the the gone.

Well, The one who the revelation! This can not be music 'add 'in a way of Bach or Handel in his much more, but is highly enjoyable and more certainly any second-has imposed. Cleofide Is full of a plus wonderfully tuneful and often exciting arias. In fact, I adventure to say - excusarse a sacrilege - is quite BETTER that one of George Frideric pot-boilers!

Undoubtedly, this together of CD is helped for some wonderful soloists. Cela A sainted Give me Emma Kirkby is glorious goes without saying, but is in forms really upper here - his ornamentation 'floated' can be quite breathtaking. Agnès Mellon is also excellent and a lot resists his own in this illustrious undertaken.

But is a group of four - that calls him to knots? - 'countertenors' (Designates it any quite describe a sheer diversity of voice but will have to that do fault) the one who really soyake' a register. David Cordier was the mine appoints new but has the beautiful tone, which, of a four, conforms more to a countertenor norm. Derek Legge Ragin of course has the enormous international reputation and is one of the mine favourite falsettists; has the unusual plus but (mine) yours appeal coupled with a flexibility of the half. Dominique has seen has the only, big, the voice and really comes to the his own here, perhaps to a same discharge More adds them that has in other functions.

And then coming to Randall K Wong. His contributo good only a prize of a disk. A true soprano (or perhaps one would have to that say esopranist'), his voice is quite amazing in his row, flexibility and, yes, beauty. If, I like him, it has to begin to touch of a disk without informing to an accompanying booklet, defy you partorisca discern that it is the flange of man . Calm once know, can listen a indefinable something that dips a voice averts of female sopranos and gives it the wonderful quality all of its own. I have listened to other viriles sopranos likes Michael Maniaci, Aris Christofellis and Radu Marian, all that has exceptional voices, but create Wong is a More adds them they all - and possibly more afterwards to an add castrated of old (this in spite of, of course, any of knots can know this). Enough reason have not listened more than him, the heaven so only knows.

There was so only two things that has nettled me slightly roughly this work: an intruder along recitatives and Herr Hasse habit to finalise arias quite abruptly - but both of these is bearable annoyances in a context of a whole. If it love baroque music and appreciate a countertenor voice, thoroughly can recommend this together - and takings four disks for your money!
5 / 5
In that has it relished The action jointly for a Together Be of Hasse acts Cajo Fabriccio recently (my first flavour of a music of this composer), has bought this CD to try another of Hasse works. That the delight! I have listened to at all more for a past month. It is full of beautiful, tuneful arias. Any marvel Hasse was like this populate his day. An orchestral touching and singing in a CD is delicious and my only complaint is that a libretto is not in English, so only German and Italian. They are the lover adds of Handel the works and I have to that say that have enjoyed Cleofide like this like this any of them. A sad thing is that so only can find an another Hasse work on CD, the late one writes in the more Mozartian more than Baroque fashion (Piramo and Tisbe) this in spite of like this write 80 works during his life. It can please to have any plus? It is big to time Hasse the works have been spent behind the life, in a phase and in of the registers.
5 / 5
To Work likes a artform divides a lot of people. Some one called it once 'this beautiful monster'. Already familiar with Mozart is and Handel is, discovering Hasse masterpiece was the joy. Any marvel Dresden imposed the blockade in his export to another, included German, city; they have loved to retain this together splendid of jewels of crown for them, as well as that resists a work like the representation, symbol and machinery of a character of this city craftsmen. And, in the way, this work epitomise a sophisticated galant ways of musical expression a prompt 18th century. The legend has to that the Bach and his first edges, Friedemann, was present in a prime minister, doing the travesía special to listen one 'beautiful tunes' in Dresden! To good sure, has not been disappointed for this exceptional Italian escapade the throwes of amour and jealousies. (Bach And Hasse was fellow with which.)

Has used to resist the grudge against Hasse simply reason was given an upper work in Zelenka but that has listened this work, is clear that they were both probably in a same level according to which the inspiring music is concerned; and his skills can so only really be compared with Bach he. (Bach Has WRITTEN in fact his Sung of Caffè BWV 211 to impress a monach or another in Dresden, where a fashion, included of the cantatas has been bent to a elan fashionable operatic arias!) In this work, is able to assist a summit of one was new that dawned in Germania at the same time, and the celebration is in fact.

As it win it to some rigours of a flavour of a time, Cleofide is the intrepid and intricately fine work of glorious lyrical expression. Included an inaugural symphony is the searing aprovechamiento of serious, and once a prime minister arias has begun, an auditor will ask like this the work is remained in some shadows for like this long. It deserves to be also known like Zauberflöte and Baked Partidário All. And whilst Mozart masterpieces is any thrilling and good-looking farces (Die Zauberflöte), towering works of darknesses (Gentleman Giovanni) or marvel-has fill humouresques (Baked), Hasse the work is more resembled a dignity evoked for Handel adds masterpieces. Slick, Romantic and sublimate, ossia the glorious cloth the one who sacks of a baroque and gives the reception to in the new musical tongue: well, highly-strung and smooth, is the joy to behold. I imagine this acts to explode to a phase with glorious and rapturous applause of an audience, to touch like this fresh and vital today to the equal that was necessary has done in a look of day in 1731. It was quite lucky to find this CD for £20 elsewhere, but is well the value that monde out of one £50 or so that the books have asked on here; or, to the amazon has been quite bondadoso to to offer likes them download partorisca in £13. It is a lot of value a plan of cost buys a CD.

Thinks this work in a field of work is Citizen to look probably Kane in a world of film, dipping some foundations for the new gender, way, way to think in a composition. First had work of Cleofide, and work with which: transmission everything. Glittering To head to toe, is the fantastically decorated and intricately portray it drawn of an ache and pleasures of amour. In fact, some of a work is almost too much good-looking: it extends, radiating the sublime class of expression, is so only and brilliant. And, in four CDs, ossia a travesía of épico , which will resupply the life-time to like. It touches like this it was written yesterday. Timeless.
5 / 5
Has achieved like this far in yours look for the CD, calm probably will know a following:
erious Acts' was a predominant form of work for the big part of any seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 'Funny work' has jumped on liking one his antidote; Gluck & another rebelled against that; Mozart has paid his homage. It forms operatic history. This in spite of is not a present day mainstream repertoire of work. As where can calm to listen it?
With which some investigation and deliberation, I plumped to listen he for splashing is gone in this CD. A libretto is for Metastasio, a poet the one who has spent a fashion of erious acts' to perfection. A text (based in Metastasio poem 'Alessandro in the Indian') well take to know of then was adapted of a lot of composers, comprising Handel (in 'Pore'). But, in Metastasio' opinion, is a now-to a large extent-ignored Hasse the one who was a better composer of his texts.
In that has it plumped, has not been disappointed. Ossia The faithful production of an original with the big males that sings some originally sung separates for castrated. Emma Kirkby in a prize has given the function is good-looking. A booklet resupplies abundance of chunky background information.
Take some listening at the beginning. Of the each part - viril and female - is - in an upper register, has to concentrate to know the one who is singing that. A plot is complicated and a same time insubstantial. (' Almost all the world is Alexander one adds' enemy but he forgive the'). Continuous in still a lot on three hours and is potentially a lot tedious: a basic format in the each scene is recitative final with an air (as-called 'exited arias')- and has twenty-seven of them!
But ossia it Faberge egg: finely textured; or Henry Fielding novel: requiring be enjoyed in the sweet step. Each air is the soliloquy, prendiendo paralizaciones to explore an inner way of an actor with which some transmissions of a recitative. A arias consciously express different emotions: exasperation, reprisal, honour, loyalty, jealousies. Sometimes the horns predominate, or flutes, or the bass of earth. A basic model of recitative & air is varied subtly for course of costumed characters, any-exit arias, duets and (in an end) the heart.
Has repeated on listen each individual air cradles to relief - and a music is sublimate! My preferred is ' Generoso risvegliati or core' sung for Cleofide' Pore of husband. It has to that well tune and it raunching rhythm: Greens is in the direct line of descent of of the this.

Top Customer Reviews: Bach: Mass in B ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 4 ratings
5 / 5
Arcángel, The group of the singers and the players of instrument has directed for Jonathan Cohen, is resulted the name partorisca end musicianship, and this B-register to Concentrate smaller (Hyperion 2013) tip does reasons aplenty partorisca that.
The choral flange is a lot well, in his better in a ‘Kyrie I', a ‘Glory in excelsis Deo', one ‘And resurrexit' and a ‘Sanctus'. In another hand, has the common defect with one ‘And sotterrato pax' (does not spend to a fore one double download ‘pax, pax') and is not very inspired by a crucial ‘And incarnatus is' and a ‘Crucifixus'.
Some soloists are not bad, with special mention for a countertenor Tim Mead (‘That seats', ‘Agnus Has dated). The instrument that the touches is a lot throughout, but fault of an extra touch of detail and vividness of Christie partorisca Harmony Mundi or Rey partorisca Hyperion. A booklet is well, but the measure of paper is dismayingly tiny.
The SUMMARIZE: This in spite of another four-star good version, at the side those for Herreweghe (PHI 2011), Fasolis (Arts 1997) and Koopman (Erato 1994). To the good Versions like them these is, this in spite of, for for real exciting, excellent actions with small-sized the heart has to that choose among Christie (Harmony Mundi 2016), Rey (Hyperion 1996) and Gardiner (Archiv 1985).
4 / 5
One of a better Bach masses in my collection - certainly one to return the iver and on again
5 / 5
The one who the brilliant register. I am impressed like this with all Cohen is and Arcángel is to have much more. Excellent choral flange, orchestral touching and soloists really wonderful. Very different to one almost version of chamber for Eliot Gardiner this has been long of mine could be a a now.
4 / 5
The recent years is there be roughly quite academic, formal register and too respectful of this work adds, and create this a belonging to them. A heart and the players notarises them is more than GOOD, but some the vocal soloists look too cautious and restrained, A lot especially, some lacks of global interpretation in life and inspiration, and thinks that is a manager to blame .

Top Customer Reviews: Charpentier: ...

Rating: 5 out of 5 with 1 ratings
5 / 5
This disk is utter enchantment partorisca begin to finalise. Christie And his forces during his years of vintage in Harmony Mundi. A must partorisca Navidad.