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Judas Maccabeus
Handel, Harper, Shirley-Quirk
Judas Maccabeus
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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Vanguard has an excellent catalog of Handel oratorios, ably conducted and often very well sung by the cream of English oratorio singers--in this case with Heather Harper and John Shirley-Quirk among them. As far as the per...  more »

      
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All Artists: Handel, Harper, Shirley-Quirk, Somary
Title: Judas Maccabeus
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Label: Vanguard Classics
Release Date: 5/12/1993
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 723918407128

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Vanguard has an excellent catalog of Handel oratorios, ably conducted and often very well sung by the cream of English oratorio singers--in this case with Heather Harper and John Shirley-Quirk among them. As far as the performance as a whole goes, however, it must inevitably yield before more modern versions, whether on period instruments or not, which play the work complete and have a more lively and informed approach to Baroque performance practice. Fans of the singers need not hesitate, though. --David Hurwitz

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Sencillamente Magnífico.
Francisco J. Muñoz | Santa Cruz, Bolivia | 05/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Este Oratorio de Handel, es sin lugar a dudas es una de sus obras mayores, de una belleza extraordinaria de principio a fin. Fascinante experiencia el de escucharlo completo, hasta llegar en un estado de éxtasis, en el momento que los coros cantan "Sing Unto God" y su divino "Hallelujah-Amen". La interpretación de Johannes Somary es inspirada, brillante, manteniendo una dinámica estupenda durante toda la partitura. La labor de los solistas es SOBERBIA!!! El Sonido de Vanguard excelente, tal vez bajar un poco los altos de su amplificador. 100% recomendado."
A Great Performance, But The Recording Could Be Better
Timothy Dougal | Madison, Wi United States | 12/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a magnificent interpretation and performance, as well as a generous integration of material from various peforming versions Handel used. The soloists are wonderful. A particular pleasure of 'Judas' is the number of gorgeous duets for the soprano and alto (one with chorus). My only complaints are that the sound is a little tight, if warm, and there are miscellaneous thumps audible on the good headphones. Still, this is an excellent choice of what is possibly the only Hanukkah oratorio."
Excellent
Brian J. Fegely | Philadelphia PA USA | 11/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am not a technical-musiker, so have no expert opinions, but this is a tight, brilliant performance of the oratorio."