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Classical Opera Company - Artaxerxes - North London News


18 January 2011
North London News
Barry Forshaw

Released to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Arne, The Classical Opera Company have put admirers of British opera in its debt with this first ever complete recording of Artaxerxes (which, incidentally, is also the first ever complete opera recording issued by the recording company Linn). Musical values here are nonpareil, and the singing is both intensely musical and full of acute psychological nuance (perhaps more than the music itself carries).
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