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Robert Cummings
Classical Net, April 2018

The Salzburger Bachchor sings with both energy and commitment throughout the performance and the Bach Consort Wien matches their effort with precise, spirited playing under the knowing hand of conductor Rubén Dubrovsky. He opts to deliver a lively though never rushed version of this masterpiece. Clearly, he knows the score inside and out and thus guides his singers and the chorus and orchestra with a vision of the score that focuses more on its brilliance and color than on its profundities and religiosity. And that is a perfectly valid take on this work.

Highly recommended! © 2018 Classical Net Read complete review



Bill White
Fanfare, March 2018

Cohen and I both find soloist soprano Hanna Herfurtner and bass-baritone Christian Immler quite satisfactory in their roles, while mezzo Gaia Petrone sings well but struggles a bit with English diction and inflection. …Both the Vienna-based period ensemble and the Salzburg-based choir are very fine; not a note goes wrong. © 2018 Fanfare Read complete review



Barry Forshaw
Classical CD Choice, April 2017

The sound quality on this Blu-Ray Audio disc may be the most striking element of this performance (in terms of aural quality alone), but Handel’s durable masterpiece has received a reading with as much of the point and feeling as some great readings of the past… This eye-catching, audio-visual recording of Handel’s masterpiece with its cast of renowned soloists captures the 2016 Easter concert in the impressive baroque. © 2017 Classical CD Choice Read complete review





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