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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rattle, Royal Albert Hall

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rattle, Royal Albert Hall

Sir Simon takes the authentic approach to Wagner with exciting results

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Sarah Connolly sang a couple of Brangaenes in last year's Glyndebourne revival of Tristan. Also worth remembering that she sang Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen at the 2009 Last Night of the Proms. I've never heard better performances of either. Shame about Heppner. If you listen to his Walter on the Sawallisch recording of Meistersinger, it really was the most beautiful helden-lyric ever.

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that Connolly was new to the repertoire, merely new to it in conjunction with OAE - a partnership that still does seem weird and wonderful.

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