Album: Handel, Alexander's Feast – Ludus Baroque / Neville-Towle (Delphian)

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Richard Neville-Towle delivers a toothsome account of Alexander's Feast with Ludus Baroque.

The warm, shapely choral singing is in stark contrast to the the Dunedin Consort's ascetic precision. Ed Lyon's tenor, Sophie Bevan's soprano and William Berger's bass are shown to flattering effect in the arias, with Berger particularly impressive in the B-section of "Revenge, Timotheus cries". Jan Waterfield's harpsichord concerto sets the tone for an exalted yet humane celebration.