Presto Recordings of the Year 2019 - up to 30% off
Until 27th January 2020, enjoy up to 30% off our Top 100 Recordings of the Year 2019 (please note discounts do not apply to downloads).
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Robert Murray, Cody Quattlebaum, Elizabeth Watts, Ruby Hughes, Tim Mead, Gwilym Bowen, Nicky Spence
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr
This formidably well-documented project is matched by a comparably sympathetic performance, Egarr paces the piece unhurriedly, recognising Handel’s often vivid responses to Brockes’s graphic... — More…
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Joshua Ellicott, Sophie Bevan, Fflur Wyn, Mary Bevan, Jess Dandy, Hugo Hymas, Matthew Brook, Vitali Rozynko
Dunedin Consort, John Butt
As one would expect of conductor and academic John Butt, the recording breaks new ground. Butt gives us Handel’s first performed, and slightly longer, version of the work from 1743. He also has... — More…
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Gabrieli, Paul McCreesh
Some may find the extensive spoken liturgy excessive but such is Simon Russell Beale’s compelling delivery that the sheer beauty of the words offers a musical diversion of a different kind. Most... — More…