Handel: Solomon | Philips - Originals 4757561

Handel: Solomon

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Label: Philips - Originals

Cat No: 4757561

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 15th May 2006

Contents

Artists

Nancy Argenta (soprano)
Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
Carolyn Watkinson (mezzo-soprano)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
The Monteverdi Choir (choir)
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Solomon, HWV67

Artists

Nancy Argenta (soprano)
Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
Carolyn Watkinson (mezzo-soprano)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
The Monteverdi Choir (choir)
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

Reviews

Gardinerís Solomon is among the very finest of all Handel oratorio recordings. With panache, he shows how authentic-sized forces can convey Handelian grandeur even with clean-focused textures and fast speeds. ... The Act III scenes between Solomon and the Queen of Sheba are given extra warmth by having in the latter role a singer who is sensuous in tone, Barbara Hendricks. Carolyn Watkinsonís pure mezzo is very apt for Solomon himself, while Nancy Argenta is clear and sweet as his Queen; but the overriding glory of the set is the radiant singing of Gardinerís Monteverdi Choir.
Penguin Guide 2010
Penguin Guide 4 stars Penguin Rosette Winner

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