Handel - L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato | Carus CARUS83395

Handel - L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Label: Carus

Cat No: CARUS83395

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 11th November 2013

Contents

Artists

Maria Keohane (soprano)
Julia Doyle (soprano)
Benjamin Hulett (tenor)
Andreas Wolf (bass)
Kolner Kammerchor
Collegium Cartusianum

Conductor

Peter Neumann

Works

Handel, George Frideric

L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV55

Artists

Maria Keohane (soprano)
Julia Doyle (soprano)
Benjamin Hulett (tenor)
Andreas Wolf (bass)
Kolner Kammerchor
Collegium Cartusianum

Conductor

Peter Neumann

About

Even though it has hardly been performed and rarely recorded, 'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato' has to be counted as one of Handel's most beautiful and musically valuable oratorios. Its lack of popularity is solely due to the complexities of performance and the un-dramatic subject matter. In so doing, Handel bestowed some of his best music upon Charles Jennen's reworking of John Milton's text.

With this recording, Peter Neumann, together with the Cologne Chamber Choir and the Collegium Cartusianum, have brought this wonderful work to life, guaranteeing that it will sit proudly amongst the other oratorio works of Handel.

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