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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


Further Reading: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

 Recording of the Week, Rossini's Semiramide from Mark Elder

Rossini's final Italian opera seria receives a taut, compelling reading on period instruments in an interpretation which plays up its baroque pedigree to great effect.

 Recording of the Week, JS Bach: St John Passion from Polyphony and Layton

The crowd-scenes crackle with terrifying energy and Ian Bostridge’s volatile Evangelist brings great narrative momentum, whilst Iestyn Davies and Richard Tunnicliffe’s eloquence in ‘Es ist vollbracht’ is worth the price of the set alone.

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