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Handel - Radamisto
George Frideric Handel, Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco
Handel - Radamisto
Genre: Classical
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #3


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All Artists: George Frideric Handel, Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Joyce DiDonato, Patrizia Ciofi, Maite Beaumont, Dominique Labelle, Laura Cherici, Carlo Lepore, Zachary Stains
Title: Handel - Radamisto
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Classics
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 11/8/2005
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750)
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 724354567322

CD Reviews

Didonato astonishes again
J. L. Carr | 11/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are two reasons to buy this recording-Joyce Didonato and Patricia Ciofi. If you have their Handel duet album on Virgin, you will love this. Didonato continues to be a singer of such talent and magnetism (I saw her Rosina to Florez's count in Pesaro last summer) that it is hard to believe that the career is really just now blossoming. Her technique, breath control, legato singing are all traits that one would only wish for in a singer. Conducting and the rest of the cast are also first class. Highly recommended!"
Alan Curtis keeps getting better....
Chris Protopapas | New York | 06/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the past, I have not been too impressed with Alan Curtis' recordings of Handel operas, but with Radamisto he has definitely hit his stride. Having Joyce DiDonato in the cast doesn't hurt, either. This is a great recording of a somewhat neglected Handel masterpiece, full of wonderful details; there's a relaxed quality to the performance that lets the music breathe and its beauty come out. Past recordings by Curtis, although good (and immensely valuable, as they are part of an attempt to record every Handel opera) were perhaps a bit stiff and forced. The latest batch, Radamisto foremost among them, are much better."
Rare Gem
MattKiwi | Champaign, IL USA | 05/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very simply I think this recording is outstanding. The singing is generally fantastic, (with the exeption of a couple of singers who sound rather too modern in training...they don't have the subtlety to move their voices lightly in a baroque melisma), and sometimes exceptional (especially that of Polissena - sung by Patrizia Ciofi). The playing is truly excellent, and the highlights are certainly the ensemble moments. As a lover of Handel and of all things related to baroque opera, I think this is one of the best. There are some incredible arias in this opera."