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Handel: Orlando

3 Sept. 2013 | Format: MP3

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4:37
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1:47
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1:04
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4:28
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0:28
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2:57
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18
2:04
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4:58
30
20
0:17
30
21
3:25
30
22
1:55
30
23
5:08
Disc 2
30
1
3:37
30
2
1:48
30
3
5:51
30
4
0:23
30
5
3:59
30
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0:36
30
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4:10
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0:57
30
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6:13
30
10
0:35
30
11
4:00
30
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1:20
30
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7:00
30
14
0:40
30
15
7:23
Disc 3
30
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1:19
30
2
1:10
30
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3:50
30
4
1:29
30
5
2:07
30
6
2:15
30
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0:45
30
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5:21
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0:27
30
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4:42
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11
1:30
30
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4:50
30
13
1:10
30
14
1:59
30
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1:40
30
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4:43
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4:58
30
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2:07
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0:44
30
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2:16

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 3 Sept. 2013
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: ATMA Classique
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 ATMA Classique
  • Total Length: 2:37:30
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  • ASIN: B00FAFNG60
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,093 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Harry D. Locksley on 15 Mar. 2014
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I read about this performance of Orlando in The Gramophone. It was given a really rapturous rating, so I listened to some of it using the MP3 excerpts (via Amazon) and The Gramophone's judgement was spot on!

The singers and orchestra are wonderful, so I went ahead and bought the CD version. I have not been disappointed. I can recommend this excellent performance unreservedly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Wake on 24 Jun. 2014
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I ignored this recording of "Orlando" from the 2012 Vancouver Early Music Festival when it came out last year, because Karina Gauvin was the only performer's name I recognised, and it had a poor press: but I was quite wrong to do so. Having listened to it now with pleasure, I entirely agree with the positive comments made by other reviewers.

Alexander Weimann prefers slower speeds than are currently fashionable - no-one involved seems to have a train to catch - but has a strong sense of rhythm, particularly of dance rhythm, and he gives the opera a stately elegance which is convincing and very refreshing. This is particularly true of Orlando's famous "mad scene" at the end of the 2nd act. Instead of pouring on a sauce of modern frenzy, Weimann digs into Handel's parody of dance forms to give us a mannered, stagey instability which fits with everything we know of the vocal and acting technique of Senesino, who first sang the part.

Weimann's thoughtful musicality is attractive, and reinforced by generally excellent singing, particularly from the young British falsettist Owen Willetts. Willetts has the modesty to do what a falsettist can do well - sing quiet music elegantly, and enunciate clearly - and does not go in for fake-Castrato shrieking. He makes a pleasant noise - somewhere between James Bowman and Russell Oberlin - and is able to sing down to b flat below c' in falsetto, which means he can sing most of Senesino's music without gear changes (he refuses a prominent low a at one point, but later sings a g). Of course he does not have much power at the bottom of the stave, but this matters less for the microphone than for the stage. His very clear use of Italian contributes much to the performance elegance I mentioned previously.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Scott N. on 20 Mar. 2014
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This Canadian group, now clearly for me, take the lead even ahead of Hogwood's classic recording and Christie's :-) Nathan Berg totally surpasses David Thomas and there's an airy quality about the whole performance and all the other soloists are very good too so it cannot be faulted in any way! I'm glad I gave this wonderful recording a try and now it's my favourite version. A+
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Bradford on 2 April 2014
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This is my first Opera by Handel I am finding it must enjoyable on my first listing to it very good playing by the Pacific Baroque Orchestra the singing is very beautiful too by Owen Willetts Karina Gauvin Allyson McHardy Amanda Forsythia and Nathan Berg it is not too operatic too just right ( I will be buying some more of Handel Opera.s )
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