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Alexander’s Feast - an Ode with music by Handel set to a libretto by Newburgh Hamilton
Artist:
G.F. Handel
Title:
Alexander's Feast or The Power of Musick
Label:
Fra Bernardo
Cat No:
FB1615566
Format:
SACD
Price £13.99
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• “Alexander’s Feast or The Power of Musick. An ode wrote in honour of St. Cecilia” dates from 1736, a time when Handel was attempting to counter the dwindling interest in his Italian operas with oratorios in English. Indeed this work, which resembles an oratorio, found immediate popularity and was quickly counted alongside “Messiah” among his best-loved compositions. Only “Acis and Galatea” and “Messiah” were performed more frequently than “Alexander’s Feast” during Handel’s lifetime. This high-profile recording features the singers Miriam Feuersinger, Danial Johannsen and Matthias Helm, together with the Kammerchor Feldkirch and Concerto Stella Matutina under Benjamin Lack.

• Miriam Feuersinger (soprano) Daniel Johannsen (tenor) Matthias Helm (baritone) Kammerchor Feldkirch, Concerto Stella Matutina conductor Benjamin Lack
Reviews For Alexander's Feast or The Power of Musick
Music Web Int - Curtis Rogers
As a live recording, this interpretation goes in for an alert approach that brings out the idiosyncratic character of much of the music. Lack offers much that is engaging.
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