Dunedin Consort - Handel: Samson - Gramophone (RW)

In another vintage year for Handel, Richard Egarr’s revelatory recording of the Brockes Passion (7/11) vies with the new Samson from the Dunedin Consort. Today, at least, I’m plumping for Samson: for its superb solo team, led by Joshua Ellicott and the Bevan sisters, its thrillingly immediate choral singing, and the mingled gravitas and theatrical urgency of John Butt’s direction.

03 December 2019