This is full-bodied and substantial, not airy-fairy piss-elegant…the rhythms are not sewing-machine regular and monotonous.
These recordings were made in 2008. How nice that one major orchestra and conductor have not given up on Handel. Everyone else seems to think his music inappropriate for a modern orchestra. It is rare to hear this music so well played and projected, so we should all grab this record right away. Who else is doing this kind of thing today? © 2012 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide online