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Originals - Handel: Alexander's Feast / Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, et al

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Alexander's Feast, HWV 75
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast"
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Notes & Reviews:

"Gardiner's Alexander's Feast was recorded live at performances given at the Gottingen Festival. What matters is the characteristic vigour and concentration of Gardiner's performance. The soprano, Donna Brown, sings with boyish freshness, and the altos are divided very effectively between Carolyn Watkinson and the soft-grained counter-tenor Ashley Stafford. The Concerto grosso in C was given with the oratorio at its first performance."-The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs. "The chorus is fabulous, soloists are first-rate, and the orchestra shows why it was among the top-tier period-instrument bands even when such groups were relatively rare and excellent ones desperately few... Fans of Handel's choral/vocal music who have missed this unusual and indeed, very entertaining work, should snap this up without delay." -Classics Today (10/10)



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>Handel, George Frideric : Alexander's Feast, HWV 75
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Notes: Stadthalle Göttingen (06/13/1987-06/14/1987)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1736
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast"
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Notes: Stadthalle Göttingen (06/13/1987-06/14/1987)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1736
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Alexander's Feast, HWV 75
  • Performer: Nigel Robson (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Notes: Stadthalle Göttingen (06/13/1987-06/14/1987)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1736
  • Studio/Live: Live