Notes and Editorial Reviews
The fireworks on this live recording from 2005, featuring the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra led by Nicholas McGegan, are definitely of the vocal variety.
"Nobody does baroque better than Nicholas McGegan and his Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. And nobody does Handel better than McGegan and the PBO, either. So, there's no wonder the team do such a good job with Handel's Atalanta." -- John J. Puccio, Classical Candor
"Magnificent...the most vibrant, exhilarating stretch of musical showmanship this organization has offered in many a long season. Not since a decade ago have Philharmonia audiences witnessed a performance so deep, so affecting or so rich in musical splendor."
"It is a particular joy to see a peformance such as this, utilising many of the dramatic and musical conventions of the eighteenth century, but with more than a nod towards modern sensibilities, especially when the score is as full of glories as Atalanta, and when performed this well."
-- Sandra Bowdler, The Opera Critic
Works on This Recording
Atalanta, HWV 35 by George Frideric Handel
Philip Cutlip (Bass),
Michael Slattery (Tenor),
Dominique Labelle (Soprano),
Cecile van de Sant (Mezzo Soprano),
Susanne Rydén (Soprano),
Corey Mckern (Bass)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Written: 1736; London, England
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