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Handel: Samson - Dunedin Consort; Fflur Wyn (soprano); Hugo Hymas (tenor); Jess Dandy (alto); John Butt (harpsichord);...
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  1. Samson, oratorio, HWV 57
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Handel's Samson, with an adapted text by John Milton, was among the most popular of his big oratorios in the composer's day, and Handel revived and revised it several times. Nowadays, though, it is not often performed or recorded. There are several reasons for this, including the work's length (nearly three and a half hours in the original 1743 version, performed here: Handel cut it for subsequent performances), a good deal of uncertainty as to how it was supposed to sound, and the odd mixture of oratorio and opera, with ...

Handel: Samson 2019, Linn Records

UPC: 691062059923