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Handel: Judas Maccabaeus / Cummings, FestspielOrchester Gottingen


Release Date: 01/18/2019 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 26410  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Deanna BreiwickKenneth TarverSophie HarmsenJoao Fernandes,   ... 
Conductor:  Laurence Cummings
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gottingen Festival OrchestraNDR Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Judas Maccabäus is one of Handel’s most impressive and successful works. More than 50 performances took place in Handel’s lifetime. The integration of the libretto with the conflict between the Scottish Jacobites under the leadership of the catholic Stuart pretender, Charles Edward, and the royalist government troops played a crucial role in this. The original libretto tells the story of the struggle of the Jews against the rule of the Seleucids. Handel portrays the plot with colorful arias, touching laments, and exultant triumph choruses. The present live recording is a production of the 2018 International Handel Festival in Göttingen, highly praised by the critics and the audience. With Laurence Cummings, the Festival's Artistic Read more Director, a renowned Händel specialist stands at the helm of the Göttingen Festival Orchestra, assisted by an excellent vocal cast and the NDR Choir. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Deanna Breiwick (Soprano), Kenneth Tarver (Tenor), Sophie Harmsen (Mezzo Soprano),
Joao Fernandes (Bass), Owen Willetts (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Cummings
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gottingen Festival Orchestra,  NDR Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; London, England 

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