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Flavio (Jacobs, Ensemble 415, Gall, Ragin, Lootens, Fink) [Limited Edition, Special Edition]

George Frideric Handel Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 April 2003)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition, Special Edition
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B00008NF3Z
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 421,369 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is the ultra camp world of the castrato set to the soaring arpeggios of Handel's colourful, larger than life, pulsating music. the closest we come to hearing a castrato is the counter tenor singer - a modern version of the epic castrated singer, or the 'falsetto'. The sublime and astonishing vocal range of Derek Lee Ragin is both compelling and addictive to the ear and one is tempted to play and replay his astounding renditions time and again. The sheer energy, exurberance, and showy quality of this comic opera from the early 1700's is magnificently captured in this stylish recording on Harmonia Mundi. Vocal gymnastics abound: the singers maintain an essence of the original, authentic atmosphere of the opera throughout by the splendid application of their virtuosity and tremendous skill range. Handel takes us on a picaresque roller coaster of a journey through his melodious magnificent music, which at times is ostentatious and manic, heroic and sreechingly bizarre. For the listener not aquainted with the more finer qualities of the falsetto there are plenty of surprises and pleasing shocks in store with Flavio.
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