Notes & Reviews:
Handel was 63 years old when he composed Solomon, one of his final masterpieces. This monumental oratorio depicts three famous episodes in the life of the biblical king. This commanding performance features Daniel Reuss leading the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the RIAS Kammerchor, and an outstanding cast of vocal soloists including Sarah Connolly, Susan Gritton, Carolyn Sampson and Mark Padmore. Originally released in 2007, it is available once more as part of harmonia mundi's Heritage series.