Handel: Joshua / Cummings, Dennis, Pokupic, Duske, Tarver

Release Date: 3/10/2015
Label: Accent
Catalog Number: ACT26403
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Number of Discs: 2

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Joshua is one of four so-called 'victory' oratorios Handel composed in the late 1740s, which commemorate the defeat of the 1745-46 Jacobite Rebellion. It takes as its subject matter the biblical story of Joshua, who roused his people to a sequence of divinely aided victories. The oratorio remained a favorite with English and continental audiences until well after Handel's death. This recording, taken from live performances, features a superb cast of soloists supported by the FestspielOrchester Göttingen, conducted from the harpsichord by Laurence Cummings.
Works on This Recording
1. Joshua, HWV 64 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Tobias [Baritone Vocal] Berndt (Baritone), Anna Dennis (Soprano), Renata Pokupic (Mezzo Soprano), Kenneth Tarver (Tenor), Joachim Duske (Tenor)
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Period: Baroque
Written: 1748 ; London, England
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