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R.Jacobs' recording of Scarlatti, La Griselda: Disc of the Year for Goldberg

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    copy & paste of: http://goldbergweb.com/en/news/espana/2005/05/31107.php. Disc of the year 2004: Griselda, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin For the first time,
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      Disc of the year 2004: Griselda, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

      For the first time, we have also requested one recording from this
      list to be awarded the Goldberg prize of Record of the Year. This has
      fallen to Griselda, an opera by Alessandro Scarlatti, recorded by
      René Jacobs on the harmonia mundi label.

      Novelty and quality are two adjectives that are combined in this
      triple CD set containing Alessandro Scarlatti's last opera,
      considered his masterpiece. This is an important recording that will
      undoubtedly help to raise the composer's profile.
      Maricarmen Gómez
      ***
      Scarlatti's final opera is another operatic masterpiece that has lain
      undisturbed for far too long. Thankfully, the indefatigable René
      Jacobs and a stellar cast have now rescued it from undeserved
      oblivion.
      Brian Robins
      ***
      The last opera (1721) of a misunderstood musician. Previously
      recorded by Freni, this version returns Griselda to its roots. Even
      though the men are more successful than the women and Act III has
      been cut, Jacobs constantly keeps the listener on the edge of his
      seat!
      Olivier Rouvière

      SCARLATTI, A. Griselda.
      Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. René Jacobs
      Harmonia mundi. hm HMC 901805.07
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