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Handel Album Reviews
Classic FM Album of the Week, week starting 22 February after 10am
Infectious, celebratory performances of Handel. Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 28 October 2013.
Handel's Water Music as it is rarely heard - as it was first performed. John Suchet's Album of the Week, 23 September 2013.
The debut album from award-winning Dutch pianist Daria van den Bercken is the Drive featured album of the week from 27 May.
Energy and brilliant from the European Union Baroque Orchestra. John Suchet's Album of the Week, 20 May 2013
John Brunning shines a spotlight on Handel's collection of music inspired by royal occasions.
The soprano is joined by Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset for this breathtaking performance.
Matthew Halls gives a truly magical performance in this new disc.
Standout performances from soloists Simone Kermes and Marijana Mijanović Curtis bring Handel's 'happy' opera Rodelinda to a rousing finale
Soprano Johannette Zomer and oboist Bart Schneemann come together with spellbinding results in music by Handel
The talent of soloists Wilde and Mields and the control of Helbich and the ensembles are hidden behind the acoustics on the record
The Brook Street Band's rendition of Handel's 'Oxford' Water Music goes down a storm with Classic FM's Jane Jones
The Saint Michael’s Singers join forces with the English Symphony Orchestra in what is not a Handel's Messiah must-buy
Top class work from four soloists that's worth seeking out.
Leading Baroque violinist Monica Huggett and her musical ensemble Sonnerie perform the six Trio Sonatas of Handel's Opus 2
Two great composers juxtaposed by a wonderful pianist.
Inward rapture and outward joy is expressed throughout.
Arias by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi and others are brought to life by this wonderful talent.
Nuria Rial is the standout star on this excellent recording Handel's German Arias and Music for the Royal Fireworks
Handel’s Twelve Grand Concertos are an orchestral masterpiece but can sound like an academic exercise - but not on this disc
Leading Handelian singers Rosemary Joshua and Sarah Connolly inject life and emotion into a selection of Handel's oases
A superb interpretation of a composer seeking inspiration from new sources.
New life is breathed into Handel's opera.
Two highly enjoyable recordings of Ezio from Handel and Gluck boosted by two brilliant performances by the male leads
By choosing to record the whole of Handel's Twelve Solo Sonatas, Op.1, the Academy of Ancient Music lose the familiarity
Virtuoso singing from Philippe Jaroussky and Diego Fasolis’s stylish conducting add to the attraction of this recording
Giovanni Antonini campaign to reclaim Handel for Italy reaches new heights with this masterful performance
This really is as close to perfection as one could hope for.
Experience, spirit and total commitment return handsome compensation for occasional rough ensemble edges