WILLEM DE FESCH (1687-1761): Joseph.
Catalogue Number: 03W023
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: ‘It is pure opera seria and not really a Handelian oratorio. It has an excellent, compact libretto, charming, virtuoso arias, and a minimum of choruses. The performers excel in this rare literature and certainly are well cast in their respective roles… Jed Wentz elicits an excellent sound from the choir and period-instrument orchestra; both are consistently focused, eager, and highly responsive.’ Fanfare, January 2002. 3 CDs. No texts. Claron McFadden, Roberta Alexander (sopranos), Hans Vonk, Nico van der Meel (tenors), National Children’s Choir, Viri Cantores, Musica ad Rhenum; Jed Wentz. Original 2001 NM Classics release.