Rossi’s Oratorio Per La Settima Santa performed by Les Arts Florissants

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COMPOSERS: Rossi
LABELS: Harmonia Mundi
ALBUM TITLE: Rossi
WORKS: Oratorio Per La Settima Santa
PERFORMER: Soloists; Les Arts Florissants/ William Christie
CATALOGUE NO: HAF 8901297 (1984/86)

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William Christie’s operatic skills readily transfer to the sacred for Rossi’s oratorical sneering demons, snarling crowd and lamenting Virgin. By current tastes the result is well-upholstered, but the emotions tell.

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Paul Riley