Handel: Israel in Egypt - Bud Roach (tenor); Eve Rachel McLeod (soprano); Jason Nedecky (baritone); Jennie Such (soprano); Jennifer Enns Modolo (alto);...
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  1. Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
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Recorded at 2008 Grand River Baroque Festival and utilizing the Aradia Ensemble -- a group consisting of an orchestra of 27 players and a choir of 28 singers -- this performance is light but powerful, and lyrical but dramatic. Kevin Mallon favors quicker tempos but still builds to immense climaxes in the concluding choirs. Though predominantly a virtuoso choral work, the oratorio is also inherently dramatic, and Mallon keeps his eye on that aspect throughout. The seven plagues of Egypt depicted in Part Two are particularly ...

Handel: Israel in Egypt 2008, Naxos

UPC: 747313096671