29 May 2012

Handel - Alexander Balus [Robert King]

2 CD | CD-DA | APE, CUE, no LOG | Scans | 732 MB | TT 155:01
Recorded: November 1997 St Jude-on-the-Hill, London, United Kingdom
Released: October 1997 | Label: HYPERYON CDA67241/2
The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)

'This is a landmark in recording history ... Self-recommending, I think' (The Sunday Times)
'All Handelians will want this set' (Gramophone)
'An outstanding recording … an enthralling experience' (Choir & Organ)
'A winner … one of those experiences where you know almost from the first chord that an enjoyable and rewarding evening lies ahead of you. The cast is on top form' (Early Music)
'A very well sung and very welcome appearance of one of Handel's most rarely performed works … For her [Lynne Dawson] interpretation alone the recording is worth buying' (Classic CD)
'We may be grateful that yet another glory has been restored by Robert King and his accomplished forces' (The Times)
'King and his musicians approach the piece with vitality and affection and, in so doing, carried me along from start to finish' (BBC Music Magazine)
'Lynne Dawson y rayonne en princesse meurtrie; Catherine Denley trouve ice l'un de ses meilleurs emploie. Bel et bon orchestre, choeur impeccable. Pour quelques grands moments et tout un acte de béatitude, tendez les deux oreilles à Alexander Balus' (Diapason, France)
'The set deserves a warm welcome from all Handelians' (Hi Fi News)
'A landmark in discographic history. We must be grateful for so splendid a debut recording. All the soloists are excellent' (American Record Guide)

I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...

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