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Recordings of the Week

June 03, 2007

With so many great recordings of Handel arias in the last few years it seems unreasonable to expect yet another satisfying collection so soon. But here it is - this time from early music specialist Mark Padmore. He certainly may not be as flashy as some countertenors, mezzos, and sopranos that have mined Handel's seemingly endless vaults for material, but he nonetheless delivers. Padmore is joined by Andrew Manze and his former ensemble, The English Concert, who have also had quite a strong batting average lately given their Harmonia Mundi release of CPE Bach symphonies from last year.

While you can take the boy out of Shaker Heights, you can't ever take the Shaker Heights out of the boy. Exhibit A, Mr. Reznor is still busy burning away that candle at both ends. God bless 'im. Excellent recording.

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