Handel: L'Allegro ed Il Penseroso - Adele Addison/John McCollum/John Reardon - Musica Aeterna Orchestra and Chorus/Frederic Waldman
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KHCD-2012-079-2CDFL (STEREO) - Handel: L'Allegro ed Il Penseroso - Adele Addison/John McCollum/John Reardon - Musica Aeterna Orchestra and Chorus/Frederic Waldman - First modern recording of Handel's 1740 pastoral ode based on the poetry of John Milton. This recording features the extraordinary voice of Adele Addison, the clarion tenor of John McCollum, and the warm, agile voice of John Reardon. The Musica Aeterna Orchestra and Chorus perform admirably with Frederic Waldman conducting. This reissue was a customer request; thanks to Alan Becker for providing the rare near-mint Decca (US) LP set for transcription. Cover, tray and disc art are included, along with a .pdf of the libretto.