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As Steals the Morn: Handel Arias & Scenes for Tenor
George Frideric Handel, Andrew Manze, The English Concert
As Steals the Morn: Handel Arias & Scenes for Tenor
Genre: Classical
 
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All Artists: George Frideric Handel, Andrew Manze, The English Concert, Mark Padmore, Robin Blaze, Lucy Crowe, Katharina Spreckelsen
Title: As Steals the Morn: Handel Arias & Scenes for Tenor
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Label: Harmonia Mundi (France)
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 6/12/2007
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Suites, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093046742225

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Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 12-JUN-2007
 

CD Reviews

Best Tenor Handel Singing Ever
Michael J. Colbruno | Oakland, CA USA | 06/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We are in a Golden Age of Handel singing with Andreas Scholl, Daniel Taylor, Vivica Genaux, Ewa Podles and others making baroque music popular again. If you don't own any Lorraine Hunt Lieberson singing Handel (especially with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra) buy some today. But buy it alongside this disc. "As Steals the Morn" stole my heart. This is without a doubt the best tenor disc of Handel arias ever. WIth the women and the countertenors great versions of almost everything that Handel wrote abound. Padmore is in a class by himself among tenors singing this music. The singing is beautiful and heartfelt. This would join my Callas Tosca and Scotto Butterfly on a desert island."
A voice teacher and early music fan
George Peabody | Planet Earth | 06/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

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PADMORE HAS ARRIVED!!!!!Gramophone writes: "Mark Padmore uses his extraordinary diction and whispering chamber-like intimacy to remind us that the most exalted tenor arias from the operas and oratorios can achieve true potency even out of context..." To which I heartily agree. This is truly a wondrous portrayal of the many and varied moods of Handels' works. The tenor roles on this disc stretch between Handel's first and last oratorios, and most of them share a philosophy that implies that the dire consequences of personal pride, emotional selfishness, political ambition and sexual lust are amended by virtue and reason.

Padmore has always excelled with his velvet-toned tenderness, such as is displayed on this disc in "Where'er You Walk" from Semele and Jephtha's seraphic "Waft Her Angels". However, in this album he shows that he has acquired a stength and Italian vibrancy in his tone quality as he sings Jeptha's victory aria: "His Mighty Arm" and Bajazet's magnificent death aria :"Figlia mia-Tu spietato" from Tamerlano. I have never heard this death aria sung as well by anyone!!!!And, of course , the lovely melody, so beautifully performed by Padmore and Lucy Crowe is the 'crown' on this album: 'As Steals the Morn'.
Mark Padmore can be listed with the best of the present day tenors. And Andrew Manze with his sensively implemented accompaniment; just perfect!!!I would be remiss if I did not mention the very attractive packaging of the disc as well as the accompanying information; very superior."
Without peer....!
dalmatian | 06/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I fully agree with the listener above, this is some of the most beautiful and expressive Handel singing in a very long time. I sat in rapture between my two B&W's. Mark Padmore has just raised the bar and Andrew Manze and the English Concert support with playing of stunning virtousity....warm enveloping engineering and you most certainly have a disc to treasure. Please don't hesitate if you love Handel!!"