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Opera & Vocal album by George Friedrich Handel, Harry Bicket, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and Renee Fleming

Those who may have feared that Renée Fleming might approach Handel with a too-Romantic vocal attitude need not have; whether it's the leadership of the sympathetic, historically informed Harry Bicket, the sound of the spare but warm Orchestra of … see full wiki

2 reviews about Handel
review by . October 20, 2006
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While it's not the most thrilling Renee Fleming album in the catalogue, her interpretations of Handel pieces is quite an accomplished feat, but when compared to her earlier efforts, rings hollow with it's lack of emotion. As other reviewers have noted, Ms Fleming does not sound like she is in complete grasp of the material, and her performance lacks any real depth or dramatic weight.    Perhaps the pieces of Handel aren't completely flattering to her style, or the mood in the …
review by . September 28, 2004
Renee Fleming steps into this well-conceived recital of Handel arias in collaboration with Henry Bicket and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with all the intelligence, sensitivity to text, and thoughtful re-enactment of the period sound of Handel that we have grown to expect of Fleming the recitalist. Her voice is in radiant bloom, pliable, supple, precise in the filigree, used with integrity to match the exemplary style and sound of the orchestra, and she has fulfilled the promise of her …
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Label: Decca
Genre: Opera & Vocal
Release Date: September 14, 2004
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