The best Handel recordings of 2022: Editor's Choice

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Featuring outstanding Handel recordings from The English Concert and Harry Bicket, Francesco Corti, Emőke Baráth, Philippe Jaroussky and more

In every issue of Gramophone Editor Martin Cullingford selects 10 of the new releases reviewed as 'Editor's Choice', with one 'Recording of the Month'. Here are all of the recordings of Handel's music to be chosen for these accolades in 2022.

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Handel Amadigi di Gaula

Sols; Early Opera Company / Christian Curnyn (Chandos)

A lesser-known Handel opera, Amadigi di Gaula, given excellent advocacy by some superb soloists, Christian Curnyn and players, and our new Label of the Year.

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Handel La Resurrezione

Sols; The English Concert / Harry Bicket


Handel’s operatic Easter oratorio gets a beautifully elegant reading from Harry Bicket, who leads an excellent English Concert and a superb all-British set of soloists in this truly wonderful recording.

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Handel ‘Winged Hands’

Francesco Corti hpd


Our second harpsichord album of the month, and this time it’s Handel, and Francesco Corti, a player who can draw glorious interpretative colour from both his instrument and his chosen repertoire.

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Handel ‘Dualità’

Emőke Baráth sop Artaserse / Philippe Jaroussky


A fabulous soprano of our own age pays tribute to two stars of Handel’s day, and in so doing offers a wonderful programme of arias, spell-binding in its theatricality and virtuosity.

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‘Handel’s Unsung Heroes’

Sols; La Nuova Musica / David Bates


A splendid line-up of Handel soloists – including Iestyn Davies and Lucy Crowe – joins players on equally stunning form for another triumph masterminded by conductor David Bates.

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