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CD81205 Handel: Scipione Masterson/Esswood/Farncombe '79

CD81205 Handel: Scipione Masterson/Esswood/Farncombe '79
CD81205 Handel: Scipione Masterson/Esswood/Farncombe '79
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CD81205 Handel: Scipione Masterson/Esswood/Farncombe '79

Re: UPLOAD: Handel: Scipione Masterson/Esswood/Farncombe '79

Many thanks for the upload, Christopher. And no, I've never heard of this one!


--- In, a4c5@... wrote: > > Handel: Scipione (in English) > ORTF (French Radio)--Paris > 14 May 1979 > Broadcast > > Berenice – Valerie Masterson > Armira – Helen Watts > Lucejo – Paul Esswood > Scipione – Anthony Roden > Lelio – Peter Jeffes > Ernando – Ian Comboy > > Conductor – Charles Farncombe – 14 May 1979 > > To my surprise this performance has never been uploaded to Opera Share, even by the intrepid Tom Maxwell! For all its solecisms (it's in English; it's heavily cut; it makes use of a later edition which featured a tenor for the title part), I find it a very appealing performance of an extremely rare Handel opera. Particularly winning are the great performances by two exemplars of the "Golden Age of English Handel Singing (the 60s and 70s)": Valerie Masterson and Paul Esswood. My original reel-to-reel copy has disappeared but I recently found a cassette-dub I had made which still sounds, I hope, pretty good. > > > > (with thanks to Herbert for his many uploads and hoping he hasn't heard this one and enjoys it.) > > DOWNLOAD LINKS SHOULD NOT BE PASSED OUTSIDE THIS GROUP, PUBLISHED ON > BLOGS OR PUBLISHED ON OTHER GROUPS BY ANY MEMBER OTHER THAN THE UPLOADER.

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