- Terry Wey (Countertenor)
- Cornelia Winter (Soprano)
- Konstantin Wolff (Bass Baritone)
- Antonia Bourvé (Soprano)
- Markus Flaig (Bass)
- Michael Hofmeister (Countertenor)
- Jan Kobow (Tenor)
Notes & Reviews:
First performed in 1939 at the King's Theatre, 'Israel in Egypt' exceeded all prior oratorios with its abundance of choruses and offered a clear contrast to those oratorios where the soloists were predominant. It is possible that Handel wanted to test the boundaries of the new genre with the structure of the work as a chorus-oratorio. Performed by leading Baroque specialists, the oratorio is sung in English.
The Vokalensemble Rastatt perform the choruses with impeccable English pronunciation and an excellent grip on sonorities and phrasing. Speck's direction of is choir and orchestra is stylish and generally effective...
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Works DetailsHandel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
- Performers: Antonia Bourvé (Soprano); Markus Flaig (Bass); Michael Hofmeister (Countertenor); Jan Kobow (Tenor); Terry Wey (Countertenor); Cornelia Winter (Soprano); Konstantin Wolff (Bass Baritone)
- Conductor: Holger Speck
- Ensemble: Les Favorites
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio
- Written: by 1739