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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Opera Arias and Overtures, Vol. 2

Emma Kirkby (soprano), The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Archive Service; also available on CDS44271/3
Label: Hyperion
Recording details: June 1999
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: April 2000
Total duration: 69 minutes 25 seconds
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Emma Kirkby singing Handel doesn't need too much urging upon an unsuspecting public! Here she is—the world's favourite 'early music' soprano on top form with another delectable selection of arias from some of Handel's lesser-known stage works, accompanied once again by Roy Goodman. Volume 1, CDA66860, was issued in 1996. In case anybody wants to know, Emma's own favourite track from this new disc is the Berenice aria, 'Chi t'intende'. But everybody will have their own favourites.




‘[Emma Kirkby] remains an artist of unique vocal personality and intelligence’ (Gramophone)

‘Performances are fluent and stylish’ (BBC Music Magazine)

‘A Handelian treasure trove … Kirkby deploys a crystal tone and flawless diction. Her embellishments consistently deepen the meaning of the words. This is a passionate and serious recording which deserves to be cherished … Kirkby’s talent for matching brilliant coloratura with dramatic urgency remains unparalleled … a compelling interpretation of rarely heard masterpieces, this recording is the ideal present for anyone open to Handel’s dramatic compositions’ (International Record Review)

‘[Emma Kirkby] remains a stylistic paragon … Recommended’ (The Sunday Times)

‘A delight … This is singing of brilliance’ (Fanfare, USA)

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