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    most excellent.
    a hard nut to crack. sounds like it was written at an age decades past that of Schubert's at the time of writing this or even at his death.

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    Gettin' in the mood. Not sure who I want to marry more, Nancy Argenta (what a perfect name for her) or Anthony Rolfe Johnson.

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    Still sticking with Handel (or Fred to me as we are getting so familiar recently).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Still sticking with Handel (or Fred to me as we are getting so familiar recently).

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    Haha I listened to this 2 days ago.
    Natalie

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    On Christmas day I listened to this album where you get Peter Mattei singing carols, faint gasp.

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    Still sticking with Handel (or Fred to me as we are getting so familiar recently).

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    Christie is one of my top 3 Messiahs, also on the play stack this week





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    Continuing my seasonal Messiah collection palyback, the newer Dunedin Consort using very small group has the advantage of SACD format sound and very good performance, the 1742 Dublin version has more soprano parts

    The landmark Hogwood Messiah defined the way we would perform modern baroque religious works with clear no vibratto vocals (Emma Kirkby etc) and AAM using original instruments perfromance practice

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    Two more great Messiahs both featuring use of counter tenors for more variety in vocal tones, the deluxe Christie shown comes in sweet digibook format worth a few dollars more, also now available for reduced price "gold" series release.

    Please check out the recent Layton Messiah (pix 1) it is a great one many don't know about.......


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    Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915, etc.
    Dawn Upshaw
    Conducted by: David Zinman

    Dawn Upshaw was in spectacular voice for this lovely recording. Includes songs by Barber, Menotti, Stravinsky and John Harbison

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    Handel: Solomon
    Carolyn Watkinson, Nancy Argenta, Barbara Hendricks, Joan Rodgers, Della Jones, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Stephen Varcoe
    Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists
    John Elliot Gardiner
    Recorded London, June 1984

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    Got it yesterday. Listening to it now.

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    Never try to teach a pig to sing. You will waste your time and you will annoy the pig.

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    Love it
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Love it
    I hate to admit I don't know the Requiem at all (Mozart's or those by anyone else, for that matter). Really good cast on this one - I'll put it on my list!

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