G.F. Händel - Giulio Cesare - René Jacobs & Concerto Köln (HM 1991)

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G.F. Händel - Giulio Cesare - René Jacobs & Concerto Köln (HM 1991)

G.F. Händel - Giulio Cesare | 1991 | Classical, Opera
Classical/Opera | EAC (APE+CUE+LOG)+SCANS | 4CD/1.04GB | RS.Com


Jennifer Larmore's Caesar is a triumph, magnificently assertive in her many heroic arias, but yieldingly tender in the face of Cleopatra's charms. Even Jacobs's very fast tempo for the famous 'Allampo' is justified by Larmore's ability to articulate every semi-quaver. Bernarda Fink's rich contralto brings tragic intensity to the role of the widowed Cornelia, whilst Derek Lee Ragin is a suitably blustering Ptolemy, singing the despot's often angular lines with commendable accuracy… This recording is obligatory to all Handelians.

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