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08 Apr 2009

Countertenor Brings Drama to Works by Bach and Handel

By James R. Oestreich [NY Times, 2 April 2009]

The English Concert, the respected early-music ensemble from London founded in 1972 by Trevor Pinnock and now directed by Harry Bicket, received top billing at Zankel Hall on Wednesday evening. But to judge from the extended warm reception accorded the countertenor David Daniels before he had sung a note, and the increasingly clamorous ovations that greeted his performances, many listeners were fixated primarily on him.

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