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Throughout - in the first part as well as in scenes - the instrumental writing is vivid and varied, with an extraordinary pizzicato accompaniment to Tune your harps and then an even more extraordinary obbligato from the harp itself at Praise the Lord. The harpist is no less than Jan Walters, but sometime I would like to see the score and check out what seem some odd rhythmic interactions here between her and the soloist Nancy Argenta.
There are no fewer than ten vocal soloists in a work lasting a little over an hour and a quarter, and a very distinguished bunch they are. I was particularly pleased to find Michael Chance in the countertenor role of the Priest of the Israelites as I admire the strength of his tone, but there is no real weakness among them, unless Lynda Russell as Esther has a couple of very slightly awkward high notes in Flatt'ring tongue, which must be a little nerve-wracking to sing as she has to find her note for herself unaccompanied at the start and later at the reprise.
You will see some big names among the instrumentalists too, with Crispian Steele-Perkins on the trumpet making a predictably fine contribution towards the end, and of course with Jan Walters in that marvellous harp part early on. The chorus gets some wonderful work to do, and rises to it fully.
I really am unable to worry about the proportionateness of the final chorus when I hear that incomparable Handelian build of tone, sung by 18 singers and sounding as if there were There is a good liner note by Graydon Beeks Jr, not perhaps the last word in lucidity neither is the plot of the libretto come to that but worth re-reading.
Harry Christophers himself contributes a short foreword largely concerned with the recording process and highlighting the contributions of Mark Brown and Mike Hatch, his long-time technical collaborators. What responsibilities this involved is not stated and perhaps I ought to know without being told, but I know the work of Geoff Miles as recording engineer from elsewhere and it gave me confidence just to see that he is involved in the proceedings, Album), and the technical work is predictably excellent.
My collection of Handel oratorios is now almost complete, and what a wonderful musical experience they are. Each is unique in its own way, but Esther is unique in some very special ways, and I suggest that you do not wait until you are my age to get to know it. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries.
Translate all reviews to English. This is Handel's first oratorio written during his stay at the Duke of Chandos home The Cannons during the yearsat which time Handel also composed the Chandos Anthems and the masque Acis and Galatea. Esther shares melodic similarities with both the Chandos Anthems and with the masque Acis, and as far as how the solo and choral 7 ½ Pund - Various - Esther - Musical Af Paul Hammerich & Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (CD are treated.
There is a recently released first time recorded performance of the second version HWV50b directed by L. Cummings on Somm records which is a completely different work orchestrally and Album) worth hearing. Cummings version - Premier Recording This performance is very dramatically excuted and at the same time is intimate in scale.
As Christopher says in the liner notes it was performed in a church in the round with the placing of the microphones in the middle and the chorus at the conductor's back to create this intimacy.
Mark Padmore is also quite good, and his interpretation of the Album) "Tune your harps" is similar to his recording of the piece on his recital disc "As steals the Mourn" for Harmonia Mundi, although slightly inferior to that recording. This is small scale Handel done with great intimacy and refinement with good, although not brilliant soloists, and a splendid choir. As a whole it is a very beautiful and moving performance. The music is great. Id not heard this Handel Oratorio before. But it's a fantastic performance.
A must have. One person found this helpful. Di straordinaria efficacia il coro, il che non stupisce trattandosi di "The Sixteen"; ma anche l'orchestra si copre di gloria, in particolare le prime parti ascoltare, per esempio, l'accompagnamento d'arpa all'aria "Praise the Lord with Cheerful Noise" per farsene un'idea.
Bravina Lynda Russell e meno bravina Nancy Argenta che potremmo, quanto a numero di vertebre, accostare a Michael Chance: ma almeno lei canta con la sua voce. Molto meglio va con le voci maschili "regolari": di livello le prove di entrambi i tenori e del basso.
Incisione raccomandata. Translate review to English. Yet anther enchanting oratorio by Handel the sixteen are fantastic don't miss it buy it I just can't seem to get enough of handle at to moment he has become my favourite composer now sill have some more Handel to buy. Pages with related products. See and discover other items: george michael musicgeorge michaels.
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