Handel: Alexander’s Feast & The Choice of Hercules

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COMPOSERS: Handel
LABELS: Virgin
PERFORMER: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Philip Ledger
CATALOGUE NO: 628 5202

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Over 30 years on, expectations for Handelian drama have evolved far from this grandiloquent recitative with ponderous cadences. Arias from two distinguished teams survive better, and King’s Choir is still attractively fresh. George Pratt