Album: Handel, Il trionfo del Tempo...– Early Opera Company/Curnyn (Wigmore Hall Live)

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Composed in 1707, "Il trionfo..." is musical prosecco.

Vivaciously detailed yet anchored to an even heartbeat, Christian Curnyn's performance with the EOC shows just how rich the sound of a small orchestra can be. If Lucy Crowe's Bellezza has the finest aria ("Tu del Ciel ministro..."), Anna Stephany's elegant Piacere, Hilary Summer's coppery Disinganno and Andrew Staples' bluff Tempo lend stylish support, while Mark William's "Organ Sonata" is an antiphonal delight.