Great Handel Product Information
|Category||Classical, Baroque Period, Opera, Classical Vocal Crossover, Aria, Duet, Oratorio, Chorus, Comic Opera, Ode, Recitative|
Elements Featured On Great Handel CD
|Composers on Great Handel CD : ||George Frideric Handel|
|Conductors on Great Handel CD : ||Harry Bicket|
|Genres on Great Handel CD : ||Baroque Period, Comic Opera, Ode, Opera, Oratorio|
|Performers on Great Handel CD : ||Lisa Beznosiuk, Ian Bostridge, Sarah Cunningham [Viola da gamba], Steven Devine, Richard Earle, Elizabeth Kenny [Theorbo], Sally Jackson [winds], Richard Lester [cello], Anthony Robson, Andrew Watts [Bassoon]|
Detailed Work Information Great Handel
Great Handel Customer Reviews
||For fans of Bostridge|
You have to love Bostridge's voice to want this compilation of Handel's most famos arias and oratoria. There's nothing new here in the interpretation and like many tenors of his generation, Bostridge's voice is beginning to show signs of wear and tear - or perhaps it's just ennui at having to sing the same repertoire endlessely throughout his career. It's pleasant enough, but disappointing work from both Bostridge and Bicket. "Wafter her angels" (Jeptha) is a particularly disappointing track and Bostridge's voice sounds strained and out of its depth. One expects better from EMI Classics than this sort of off-hand compilation and its main interest will be for musicians using at as a comparison for other, better renditions of the same material.
By andrea.oehm (Robertson, NSW, Australia)
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Great Handel Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7457399|
|Release Date||Jul 17, 2007|