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Handel: Acis and Galatea (Dorian)

A delightful recording that captures the energy of a live performance [KM]

Handel: Theodora (Opus Arte)

A radical feminist staging for a very well-sung account of Handel’s late masterpiece [RWe]

Handel: Water & Fire (Pentatone)

Handel’s grand outdoor showpieces reduced in scale to intimate chamber works [RMo]

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Handel: Tamerlano (Avie)

(Déjà Review) A great work which deserves to be discovered or rediscovered through this fine set [KM]

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Handel: Arminio (Erato)

All Handel lovers will want to own this, the first recording of Arminio [KM]

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Otto Klemperer (conductor): The Remastered Edition (Warner Classics)

Klemperer consolidated; his full Warner legacy in best-yet transfers [JW]

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London circa 1740 – Handel’s Musicians (Harmonia Mundi)

A compelling and entertaining survey of what was written and performed in London around 1740 [JV]

Handel: Cleofida, Königin von Indien (cpo)

Enriches the Händel discography and provides insight into Telemann’s talents as an arranger [DF]

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Handel: Serse (Linn)

Highlights the variety of Handel’s invention and showcases a superb lead singer [RMo]

Handel: L’Allegro, il Penseroso (Harmonia Mundi)

There are at least a good half-dozen earlier recordings, but Christie can firmly stand by their side [GF]

Nina Kotova (cello): Solo Cello (Delos)

Passionate, gutsy cello playing in a beautifully planned programme [DM]

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The Crown (Château de Versailles Spectacles)

These performances of Handel’s Anthems are among the best that I have heard [JV]

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Handel: Violin Sonatas (Forgotten Records)

Music performed with an intimate and homely charm [SG]

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Handel: Semele (Opus Arte)

A modern take on a Handelian opera which for once makes dramatic sense, and is good fun as well [PCG]

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Amate Stelle (Glossa)

Baroque opera enthusiasts should snap up this disc [GF]

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Handel: Keyboard Suites (Deutsche Grammophon)

Moves the Korean into the elite group of pianists [DMD]

Handel: Water & Fireworks Music (Archiv Produktion)

(Déjà Review) An example that big can be beautiful too! [GFe]

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Handel: Giulio Cesare (Harmonia Mundi)

Probably the best DVD version and one of the best in any format [BW]

Handel: Eternal Heaven (Erato)

Music making of the highest order for anyone with an open mind for whom no borderlines exist [GF]

Handel: Theodora (Erato)

An extrovert reading of Theodora but one short of consolation [JW]

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Sir Adrian Boult: The Decca Legacy Vol. 2 (Eloquence)

Boult’s Deccas handsomely boxed; two Messiahs, Acis and miscellaneous recitals [JW]

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Handel: Acis and Galatea (Decca)

A thoroughly welcome reissue that enshrines many of the virtues Handelian performance in the ‘pre-authentic’ era [PCG]

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Handel: Messiah (Eboracum)

Overall, an accomplished and enjoyable performance of Messiah [JQ]

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Handel: Ballo per Orchestra (Tudor)

Instrumental ‘highlights’ culled from Handel’s oratorios and operas [JW]