Handel: Saul


Handel: Saul by Harmonia Mundi Fr. at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Saul is one of Handel's most action-filled, fast-moving oratorios; an opera in everything but name only. It has been lucky on disc--both Paul McCreesh (Archiv) and John Eliot Gardiner (Philips) have led superb readings, and Joachim Carlos Martini leads a good performance on Naxos, which is a bargain. Now René Jacobs and his remarkable Concerto Köln come along and offer a truly majestic reading, filled with real drama and beautiful, precise singing and playing. Tenor Jeremy Ovenden sings Jonath


Handel: Saul by Harmonia Mundi Fr.
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Saul is one of Handel's most action-filled, fast-moving oratorios; an opera in everything but name only. It has been lucky on disc--both Paul McCreesh (Archiv) and John Eliot Gardiner (Philips) have led superb readings, and Joachim Carlos Martini leads a good performance on Naxos, which is a bargain. Now René Jacobs and his remarkable Concerto Köln come along and offer a truly majestic reading, filled with real drama and beautiful, precise singing and playing. Tenor Jeremy Ovenden sings Jonathan with nobility and faces down Saul in Act II with style and power. David is sung by countertenor Lawrence Zazzo, and he's as good as the best-recorded competition (Andreas Scholl, Derek Lee Ragin). Emma Bell is ravishing as Merab; Rosemary Joshua makes a fine Joshua. In the title role, Gidon Saks has the spite and big tone to draw a realistic portrait of Saul. This is another feather in René Jacobs' recorded cap. --Robert Levine

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Manufacturer:
Harmonia Mundi Fr.
Category:
Oratorios
Release Date:
2005-10-11
UPC:
794881781720
Publisher:
Harmonia Mundi Fr.
Creator:
Array
Format:
Box set
Publication Date:
2005-10-11
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.51 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 0.8 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.53 pounds
Package Size:
5.2 x 0.94 x 5.67 inches

 


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