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Handel: Messiah; St. John Passion; La Resurrezione / Cleobury; Nemeth; Vitale

Notes & Reviews:

Providing a fascinating selection of sacred choral music, this 5CD set, features two of Handel's earliest works as well as the crowning achievement of his career, the Messiah. Contrasto Armonico's historically informed performance is an assured presentation aimed at recreating how the music would have sounded at the time. All in all, this box set comprises a worthy addition to the Handel collector's library.

BBC Music Magazine
Messiah from King's is good, the Resurrezione from Contrasto Armonico forthright.

MusicWeb International, August 2012
The choral work is consistently excellent, with superior intonation and clear diction...Cleobury cultivates a unique sound from his boys that seems to minimize the "hootiness" that is such a normal part of the Anglican boy choir 'signature'.


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