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Handel: Rinaldo / Hogwood, Bartoli, Daniels, Fink, et al

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"...Boasting a uniformly excellent cast--David Daniels on peak form as Rinaldo, Bartoli as an Almirena of vivid immediacy, a powerful Argante in Gerald Finley--and the AAM on bristling form, this disc is without doubt the new benchmark...In the delightful love duet among the birds in Act I, Daniels and Bartoli tumble over each other with excitement...If their engagement in the drama is consummate, so is Hogwood's...A welcome return for Handel's first London opera." ***** -Wallace, BBC

Penguin Guide
[Daniels] makes an ideal choice for the castrato role of Rinaldo, strong and imaginative in martial music, tenderly expressive in such a poignant aria as Cara sposa...[Bartoli] makes Lascia ch'io pianga one of the highlights of the performance. Luba Organasova is wonderfully contrasted in the fire-eating role of the sorceress...Above all, Christopher Hogwood brings out not only the colour but the vigour of Handel's inspiration.


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>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); Catherine Bott (Voice); David Daniels (Countertenor); Bernarda Fink; Gerald Finley; Bejun Mehta; Luba Orgonasova (Soprano); Mark Padmore; Ana-Maria Rincon; Daniel Taylor (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music (UK)
  • Notes: 11/19/1999-11/27/1999
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711