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Georg Friedrich Händel: Israel in Egypt  - Antonia Bourvé (soprano); Cornelia Winter (soprano); Jan Kobow (tenor); Konstantin Wolff (bass); Markus Flaig (bass);...
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  1. Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
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The history of Israel in Egypt has been somewhat problematic. It was only the second of Handel's English oratorios, and the first in which the choral sections overshadow the solos, a concept that perplexed and displeased the original London audiences in 1739, who were used to their evenings in the theater dominated by virtuosic solos. When Handel revived the work in 1756, he trimmed it considerably, entirely omitting the first section. This recording, with Holger Speck leading Vocalensemble Rastatt and the instrumental ...

Georg Friedrich Händel: Israel in Egypt 2009, Carus

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