Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Joan Sutherland Athalia

Emma Kirkby Josabeth

Aled Jones Joas

James Bowman Joad

Anthony Rolfe Johnson Mathan

David Thomas Abner

Choir of New College, Oxford

Christopher Hogwood conductor

Year: 1986
Catalogue: Decca 417 126 2


Winner of the 1987 Gramophone Award for choral music

About this album

An all-star cast, featuring some of the finest singers of their generation, give a memorable performance of one of Handel’s finest oratorios. Athalia is packed with Handel’s most dramatic writing, and anticipates the operas of Gluck and Mozart.

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