Handel: Hercules

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COMPOSERS: Handel
LABELS: Berlin Classics
WORKS: Hercules, HWV 60
PERFORMER: Polster, Soffel, Büchner, Lövas, Dijkstra; Leipzig Radio Choir and SO/Hauschild
CATALOGUE NO: 0184672BC (1984)

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In this powerful ‘musical drama’ (Handel’s description) Soffel characterises Dejanira strongly, though Polster’s Hercules is somewhat lightweight. George Pratt