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Bach: Magnificat; Handel: Dixit Dominus - Karine Deshayes (soprano); Laurent Naouri (bass); Natalie Dessay (soprano); Philippe Jaroussky (alto);...
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  1. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14)
  2. Dixit Dominus, hymn for soloists, chorus & orchestra in G minor, HWV 232
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The nuanced and lively playing Emmanuelle Haïm draws from Le Concert d'Astrée is the strongest element in this recording of Bach's Magnificat and Handel's Dixit Dominus. Its colorful, briskly articulated performance is a delight throughout, but the singing of the soloists and chorus lacks the same consistency. The chorus' sound is somewhat murky and doesn't have either the blend or the linear clarity this repertoire requires. Most, but unfortunately not all, of the solo work is beautifully executed, with several lovely ...

Bach: Magnificat; Handel: Dixit Dominus 2007, Virgin Classics

UPC: 094639524129