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||La bella musica barocca|
I can add nothing to the comments in the Gramophone review of this recording which was printed in the Classical Good CD & DVD Guide 2005, except to suggest that if you love beautiful music, get this CD! One minor gripe - releasing the disks from the tight Naive packaging is rather fraught.
By juniper1 (Frenchs Forest, NSW Australia)
||Handel never got better than this|
This recording has already received a super recommendation in the recent Gramophone special issue on Handel, so there is really no need for me to say anything more. But I am just amazed at listening to this recording - amazed at both the quality of the work and the quality of the performance. I have never heard better Handel than this, though probably a lot that can equal it. The first thing is the absolute etherial effortlessness of the soloists, under Alessandrini's masterful direction. The next is the incomparable way that the instruments are interwoven with the voices - something to rival what Wagner accomplished later in the Romantic age. And finally it is the incredibly sophisticated structure of the work itself. I have just listened to most of the recordings of Alessandro Scarlatti's oratorios that I have, and these were the principal model for Handel when he was in Italy; in spite of all those fine performances, it seems to me that this work is even better. I admit that it is very hard to distinguish between the quality of good soloists and the quality of the work itself, but those Scarlatti recordings were all by top musicians on either Harmonia Mundi or Virgin Veritas, the two best labels for Baroque music. So I must conclude that the work must be even better than those by Scarlatti. Now this has been said before, but I did not know whether to believe it. All I can say is that you won't find better recordings of Handel than this, and he is certainly the best of all Baroque composers for dramatic stage music; most of the equally great music of J.S. Bach being more inward and "spiritual". It is hard to believe, but Handel was such a genius that all he had to do was keep composing at this level through his London opera career, borrowing often from what he had composed in Italy, and then when opera went out of favour, adapt his skill to the oratorio style, which he had also learned well during his time in Italy in his early twenties. Incredible! Fabio Bonizzoni, can you surpass it?
By bsteben (Hong Kong)
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Haendel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7484522|
|Release Date||Aug 28, 2007|
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