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Händel: Agrippina - Alain Buet (bass); Bernard Deletré (bass); Fabrice Di Falco (soprano); Frédéric Fisbach (staging); Ingrid Perruche (soprano);...
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  1. Agrippina, opera, HWV 6
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Recording Handel's operas can be tricky. Overly immaculate studio readings tend to rob the long chains of recitatives and arias of the immediacy they need to stay interesting; and live recordings tend to be messy, not to mention noisy. This Agrippina, by Jean-Claude Malgoire and La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, and starring Veronique Gens as the titular anti-heroine, certainly suffers from some "live-itis:" the orchestra isn't always sharp, orchestra and singers are occasionally out of phase, and there is plenty of ...

Händel: Agrippina 2004, Dynamic

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