Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Telemann, Purcell & G Gabrieli

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COMPOSERS: Bach,Handel,Purcell & G Gabrieli,Telemann,Vivaldi
LABELS: Hyperion
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: The King’s Consort Baroque Collection
WORKS: Works by Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Telemann, Purcell & G Gabrieli
PERFORMER: The King’s Consort/Robert King
Hyperion and the Consort celebrate a decade together – fifty CDs – with an anthology of delights, from the mightiest of Handel to transparent Bach. But I recommend rationed listening. Unrelieved highlights dull the sight: the span and structure of whole works are discarded at a price. The sequence – styles, textures, keys – is mostly well-ordered, though Handel dances and secular Purcell incongruously frame Bach Passion music. Consistency of performance and of engineering is a fine tribute to the Consort and to Hyperion. George Pratt