I have made a folder called Handel Arias in iTunes and put the Handel arias from Cecilia Bartoli's Proibita, Renée Fleming's Handel album and Lorraine Lieberson's Handel album into it. Then I shuffled them. What a treat! These three ladies are the best. Not knowing what comes next improves the pleasure.
I know about Lorraine Hunt Lieberson primarily since her death, but by now I am definitely a fan. She is deep and dark.
It is curious to realize that in this trio Cecilia is on the light end. For me it can never get too dark.
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