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This CD recording was done in around 2002, that is more than a full decade ago. Rene Jacobs did a splendid job by the standards of that period in providing a more theatrical... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Abert
I have owned and listened to this set of Rene Jacobs' 2002 'Rinaldo' for a decade.
I never gave it a review, for am quite SURE that some how, there will be a version to... Read more
What a joy to hear such a beautiful work performed so magnificently well!
Thank you Mr. Jacobs and company for a job well done.
I am a great admirerer of Vivica Génaux's voice and so is René Jacobs. I think she is one of the most pleasant sounding mezzosopranos - pleasant in all registers. Read morePublished on January 19, 2010 by S. Fiebig
Handel is a master of exquisite exuberance, and Rene Jacobs brings it out marvellously. Jacobs takes the desired effect--enchantment--as his starting point and works back from... Read morePublished on February 2, 2008 by MK
Approaching Handel opera as a harsh critic (especially of recordings) I was stunned at the dramatic energy that comes across in this recording. Read morePublished on January 3, 2007 by MattKiwi
Rene Jacobs is a Genius!
This is a work of art and all the singers are amazing!!!!
This is a superb work I would recommend to everybody!!!
Both recent recordings of this opera are excellent, although I would recommend this one if you had to choose. Read morePublished on February 18, 2005 by Christian V. Pampinella
A friend of mine has Hogwood's (DECCA) version of "Rinaldo", and it was through that recording that I came to know and enjoy this interesting opera. Read morePublished on June 20, 2004 by Julio Castro Karg