Jean-Claude Malgoire conducts Handel’s opera Serse

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COMPOSERS: Handel
LABELS: Sony
ALBUM TITLE: Handel
WORKS: Serse
PERFORMER: Carolyn Watkinson, Barbara Hendricks; La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy/Jean-Claude Malgoire
CATALOGUE NO: 88985397842 (1979)

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A pioneer of early music, director Jean-Claude Malgoire knew in 1979 what he wanted from his band, but not from his lead sopranos. They apply vocal heft where the music begs for a light touch.

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