Handel: Judas Maccabeus
A favorite Handel oratorio – splendid singing and sound at a value price
Available again by popular demand! Vanguard Recordings’ landmark series of Handel oratorio recordings were acclaimed by critics and collectors alike, and remain popular even as interpretive trends have changed due in large part to producer Seymour Solomon’s choice of talent, including conductor Johannes Somary, a cast of formidable singers, and a superb chorus cherry-picked from London’s finest vocal ensembles. Judas Maccabeus challenges the soloists with plenty of vocal pyrotechnics, and soloists Heather Harper, Helen Watts, Alexander Young and John Shirley-Quirk all rise to the occasion, along with the Amor Artis Chorale singing some of Handel’s most popular choruses.